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St Patrick's Day

EDM number 1071 in 2016-17, proposed by Margaret Ritchie on 15/03/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Cultural heritage and Religion and faith communities.

That this House calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to provide for St Patrick's Day, on 17 March each year, to become an annual public holiday in Northern Ireland; recognises that a shared celebration of St Patrick, as a common symbol for all the people of Northern Ireland regardless of faith, belief or background, would play an important role in reconciliation; and acknowledges the deep historical, cultural and religious significance of Ireland's patron saint, whose teaching and life forms a universal example espoused by all Christian traditions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Margaret Ritchie15/03/2017South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartyProposed
Mark Durkan15/03/2017FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley15/03/2017Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Mak16/03/2017HavantConservativeSeconded
Chris Stephens16/03/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Stephen Gethins20/03/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySeconded
Andrew Rosindell20/03/2017RomfordConservativeSigned
Gavin Robinson20/03/2017Belfast EastDUPSigned
Alan Meale20/03/2017MansfieldLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan21/03/2017Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards21/03/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Shannon22/03/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Carol Monaghan22/03/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon22/03/2017North DownIndependentSigned

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