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Ethnic Discrimination In Bahrain

EDM number 567 in 2014-15, proposed by Mark Williams on 26/11/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Ethnic groups, Middle East, Nationality and Religion and faith communities.

That this House opposes the vast demographic change instigated by the Bahraini government; expresses deep concern that, since the uprising in 2011, the process to expedite the granting of citizenship to individuals with other ethnicities from outside Bahrain solely in order to marginalise and outnumber the majority Shia Muslim population in Bahrain has increased significantly; recalls with concern that documents have suggested that since 2001 on average over 8,000 such individuals have been granted citizenship every year, exhausting a welfare system where Shia Muslims currently wait in excess of 17 years for social housing; further expresses disappointment at the continued failure to cease and reverse this violation; and urges the Government to make strong representations to try and prevent this unlawful ethnically-orientated process, instigated and maintained by the Bahraini government.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Mark Williams26/11/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratProposed
Roger Williams26/11/2014Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn27/11/2014Islington NorthLabourSeconded
John McDonnell28/11/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards01/12/2014Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Mark Durkan01/12/2014FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Shannon01/12/2014StrangfordDUPSigned
Andrew George02/12/2014St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton02/12/2014GowerLabourSigned
David Simpson02/12/2014Upper BannDUPSigned
Paul Flynn02/12/2014Newport WestLabourSigned
Michael Weir03/12/2014AngusScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon03/12/2014North DownIndependentSigned
Virendra Sharma03/12/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Bob Russell04/12/2014ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon04/12/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
John Leech09/12/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff15/12/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell07/01/2015East LondonderryDUPSigned
George Galloway11/02/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned

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