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Epilepsy And Purple Day 2016 Campaign

EDM number 1303 in 2015-16, proposed by Margaret Ferrier on 23/03/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases, Health education and preventive medicine and Health services.

That this House recognises Purple Day 2016, which takes place on 26 March; notes that this is an awareness day dedicated to highlighting sufferers of epilepsy; acknowledges that more than half a million people in the UK have the condition, whilst it affects around 50 million people worldwide; further recognises that epilepsy is the most common neurological condition, which can result in seizures that start in the brain; highlights that the aims of Purple Day are to end the stigma attached to the condition, improve healthcare and resources for those who need assistance and show solidarity so that those with epilepsy should not suffer from the condition alone; commends the charities, such as the British Epilepsy Association, Epilepsy Research UK, the National Society for Epilepsy, Epilepsy Scotland and the many others that work to help sufferers of epilepsy, often making life-changing contributions to people's lives; and calls on the Government to ensure that those who suffer from epilepsy are given the amount of support that they need and deserve.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Margaret Ferrier23/03/2016Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartyProposed
Peter Bottomley23/03/2016Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Margaret Ritchie23/03/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Shannon24/03/2016StrangfordDUPSeconded
Tom Elliott24/03/2016Fermanagh and South TyroneUUPSeconded
Danny Kinahan24/03/2016South AntrimUUPSeconded
Bob Blackman24/03/2016Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Patricia Gibson24/03/2016North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens24/03/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins11/04/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Robinson11/04/2016Belfast EastDUPSigned
Martyn Day11/04/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
David Simpson11/04/2016Upper BannDUPSigned
Julian Lewis11/04/2016New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Peter Grant11/04/2016GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh11/04/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil11/04/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law11/04/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson11/04/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley11/04/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Mark Durkan11/04/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Cunningham12/04/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Doughty12/04/2016Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan12/04/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry12/04/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Stuart Donaldson12/04/2016West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Ian Blackford13/04/2016Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Virendra Sharma13/04/2016Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Lady Hermon13/04/2016North DownIndependentSigned
Paul Flynn14/04/2016Newport WestLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi14/04/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Phil Boswell18/04/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Nigel Dodds18/04/2016Belfast NorthDUPSigned
John Nicolson25/04/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown11/05/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned

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