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Defence Of Journalists And Freedom Of Expression

EDM number 670 in 2014-15, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 08/01/2015.
Categorised under the topic of Press.

That this House expresses its heartfelt sympathy to the families of those journalists, police and others who were assassinated or injured at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on 7 January 2015; notes that this attack took place on press day, thereby increasing the casualty list and the potential damage to press freedom; considers that the perpetrators of this heinous crime must swiftly be brought to justice; further notes the bravery of individuals who work in this field despite many of them coming under attack previously, and that in carrying out their jobs they uphold the invaluable and historical right to free speech and freedom of expression which are both integral elements of democracies; acknowledges the solidarity that is being shown around the world on behalf of the victims and their colleagues in standing together in defence of civil liberties at this time; and offers its support to the NUJ in the UK and the International Federation of Journalists for their work in defending the rights of all journalists to do their job without fear of threats, intimidation and brutal murder.

This motion has been signed by a total of 73 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Mike Hancock05/01/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Fiona O'Donnell05/01/2015East LothianLabourSigned
Liz McInnes05/01/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma05/01/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn08/01/2015Islington NorthLabourProposed
Bob Russell08/01/2015ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Leech08/01/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley08/01/2015Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
John McDonnell08/01/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Austin Mitchell08/01/2015Great GrimsbyLabourSeconded
David Winnick08/01/2015Walsall NorthLabourSigned
Chris Ruane08/01/2015Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Michael Weir08/01/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Grahame Morris08/01/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Hywel Williams08/01/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Gapes08/01/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas08/01/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Crispin Blunt08/01/2015ReigateConservativeSigned
Gerald Kaufman08/01/2015Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
David Anderson08/01/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick08/01/2015Poplar and LimehouseLabourSigned
Iain McKenzie08/01/2015InverclydeLabourSigned
Philip Davies09/01/2015ShipleyConservativeSigned
David Heyes09/01/2015Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Chris Williamson12/01/2015Derby NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale12/01/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Lady Hermon12/01/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Graeme Morrice12/01/2015LivingstonLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz12/01/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Keith Vaz12/01/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
Mark Durkan12/01/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Hazel Blears12/01/2015Salford and EcclesLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley12/01/2015York CentralLabourSigned
Graham Stringer12/01/2015Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff13/01/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson13/01/2015Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/01/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham13/01/2015Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Michael Connarty13/01/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Ann McKechin13/01/2015Glasgow NorthLabourSigned
Julian Lewis13/01/2015New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Andrew George13/01/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Anne Begg13/01/2015Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
David Crausby13/01/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Jim Shannon13/01/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Roger Williams13/01/2015Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Ruddock13/01/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie13/01/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Nigel Evans13/01/2015Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Sandra Osborne13/01/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Jim Dowd14/01/2015Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Mark Hunter14/01/2015CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell14/01/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
John Thurso14/01/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
David Ward14/01/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Diane Abbott14/01/2015Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Frank Doran14/01/2015Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell15/01/2015Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Lavery15/01/2015WansbeckLabourSigned
Wayne David15/01/2015CaerphillyLabourSigned
David Amess15/01/2015Southend WestConservativeSigned
Julian Huppert16/01/2015CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jimmy Hood19/01/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton19/01/2015Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Naomi Long20/01/2015Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Andrew Love20/01/2015EdmontonLabourSigned
Sarah Champion20/01/2015RotherhamLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell21/01/2015North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Rotheram21/01/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell28/01/2015Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Michael Meacher29/01/2015Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn24/02/2015JarrowLabourSigned
Tom Greatrex04/03/2015Rutherglen and Hamilton WestLabourSigned

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