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Centenary Of The Death Of Keir Hardie

EDM number 455 in 2015-16, proposed by George Kerevan on 15/09/2015.
Categorised under the topic of Members of Parliament.

That this House notes that 26 September 2015 marks the centenary of the death of Keir Hardie, the first independent representative of working people to be elected to this Parliament, a consistent champion of Scottish Home Rule and votes for women, and an unswerving opponent of British involvement in the First World War; further notes Hardie's seminal contribution to democratic politics, as founder of the Scottish Labour Party (1888), the Independent Labour Party (1893) and the Labour Representation Committee (1900); notes his commitment to women's suffrage, trades union rights, free schooling, state pensions, Indian self-rule and the end to racial segregation in South Africa, long before these social reforms were attained; notes Hardie's principled opposition to British participation in the First World War and regrets that his rejection of jingoism and mass slaughter led to Parliament paying no public tributes to this great democrat, on his untimely death at the age of 59; and expresses the hope that Hardie's lifelong support for Scottish Home Rule, universal social justice and equal rights for women will yet bear fruit.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
George Kerevan15/09/2015East LothianScottish National PartyProposed
Michael Weir15/09/2015AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Neil Gray15/09/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySeconded
Carol Monaghan15/09/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Drew Hendry15/09/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySeconded
Marion Fellows15/09/2015Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySeconded
Margaret Ferrier15/09/2015Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens15/09/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Ian Blackford15/09/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard15/09/2015Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson15/09/2015MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Kirsty Blackman15/09/2015Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown15/09/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford16/09/2015Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell16/09/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts16/09/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Monaghan16/09/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Kirsten Oswald16/09/2015East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon16/09/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Patrick Grady17/09/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Anne McLaughlin17/09/2015Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley17/09/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Dennis Skinner17/09/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Richard Burgon17/09/2015Leeds EastLabourSigned
Chris Law17/09/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss12/10/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman12/10/2015Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day12/10/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell12/10/2015LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins13/10/2015North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz13/10/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
John McNally13/10/2015FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron13/10/2015East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff14/10/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Tasmina Sheikh14/10/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Richard Arkless14/10/2015Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara14/10/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Valerie Vaz14/10/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/10/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mhairi Black29/10/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Imran Hussain29/10/2015Bradford EastLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi02/11/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Corri Wilson15/12/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Ruth Cadbury21/03/2016Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned

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