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Remembering Bill Shankly

EDM number 477 in 2013-14, proposed by George Galloway on 04/09/2013.
Categorised under the topic of Sports.

That this House commemorates the remarkable life of the legendary football manager and lifelong socialist, Bill Shankly, who was born 100 years ago; notes that he was one of nine children, five of whom became professional footballers and grew up in the Ayrshire village of Glenbuck in the now-decimated Ayrshire coalfields; recalls that the first song he ever learned was the Red Flag; further notes that, despite the myth, he never played for Glenbuck Cherrypickers but for Cronberry Eglinton in the nearby village before he turned professional; further recalls that he spent two years as a miner before being signed by Carlisle United; marvels particularly at his achievement at Liverpool FC as manager where he transformed a team struggling in the Second Division into thrice winning the First Division, two FA Cups, four Charity Shields and the UEFA Cup; and passes on good wishes to his surviving relatives.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

George Galloway04/09/2013Bradford WestRespectProposed
Jeremy Corbyn09/09/2013Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon10/09/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
John McDonnell10/09/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Alan Meale10/09/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell11/09/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Sandra Osborne11/09/2013Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham11/09/2013WorkingtonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin11/09/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock11/09/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim McGovern11/09/2013Dundee WestLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy11/09/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff08/10/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Lady Hermon16/10/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Jim Cunningham16/10/2013Coventry SouthLabourSigned

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