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150th Anniversary Of The 1866 Votes For Women Petition

EDM number 131 in 2016-17, proposed by Helen Goodman on 06/06/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Cultural heritage, Electoral franchise and Equality.

That this House celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first mass petition for women's suffrage on 7 June 1866 which marked the start of the organised campaign for votes for women; salutes the many women who organised it and gathered signatures including Barbara Bodichon, Emily Davies, Elizabeth Garrett and Helen Taylor; acknowledges the role of supportive men including John Stuart Mill MP who presented the petition to Parliament and asked Mary Somerville to be the first signatory of a subsequent petition in 1868; notes that the struggle for votes for women continued until 1928; recognises the role of the suffragists led by Millicent Fawcett who campaigned using peaceful methods such as petitioning, lobbying and marching; further recognises the role of the suffragettes led by Emmeline Pankhurst and others who used militant tactics; welcomes 'New Dawn' the permanent work of art celebrating the campaign for votes for women in Parliament commissioned by the Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art to be unveiled on 7 June 2016; and further notes that Parliament has plans to mark 100 years of the vote for some women and all men in 2018 including a big exhibition in Westminster Hall.

This motion has been signed by a total of 72 MPs.

Helen Goodman06/06/2016Bishop AucklandLabourProposed
Hywel Williams06/06/2016ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
John Nicolson06/06/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySeconded
Alison Thewliss06/06/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Wes Streeting07/06/2016Ilford NorthLabourSeconded
Stephen Doughty07/06/2016Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens07/06/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law07/06/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
George Howarth07/06/2016KnowsleyLabourSigned
Brendan O'Hara07/06/2016Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts07/06/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Michael Weir07/06/2016AngusScottish National PartySigned
Nigel Dodds07/06/2016Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Gavin Robinson07/06/2016Belfast EastDUPSigned
Jim Shannon07/06/2016StrangfordDUPSigned
Peter Bottomley07/06/2016Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Ian Blackford07/06/2016Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Mark Durkan07/06/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Meale08/06/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
Ronnie Cowan08/06/2016InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell08/06/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh08/06/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley08/06/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Roger Mullin08/06/2016Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald08/06/2016Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Flint08/06/2016Don ValleyLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi08/06/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Fiona Mactaggart08/06/2016SloughLabourSigned
Colleen Fletcher08/06/2016Coventry North EastLabourSigned
Rushanara Ali08/06/2016Bethnal Green and BowLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie08/06/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins08/06/2016Luton NorthLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan08/06/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon08/06/2016North DownIndependentSigned
Kirsten Oswald08/06/2016East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell08/06/2016Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Dawn Butler08/06/2016Signed
Anne-Marie Trevelyan08/06/2016Berwick-upon-TweedConservativeSigned
Kirsty Blackman09/06/2016Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Paul Flynn09/06/2016Newport WestLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell09/06/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson09/06/2016Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock09/06/2016Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins09/06/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Julie Cooper09/06/2016BurnleyLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz13/06/2016Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Owen Thompson13/06/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham13/06/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Ruth Smeeth13/06/2016Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Stuart Donaldson13/06/2016West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Jo Cox13/06/2016Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Helen Hayes13/06/2016Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Joanna Cherry13/06/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan13/06/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon14/06/2016North TynesideLabourSigned
Patrick Grady14/06/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Natalie McGarry14/06/2016Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Eilidh Whiteford15/06/2016Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell15/06/2016Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Roger Godsiff15/06/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Neil Gray15/06/2016Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
George Kerevan15/06/2016East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Spelman15/06/2016MeridenConservativeSigned
Caroline Lucas15/06/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Steven Paterson20/06/2016StirlingScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Hodge20/06/2016BarkingLabourSigned
Alan Brown27/06/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black04/07/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Anne McLaughlin14/07/2016Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned
John Cryer20/07/2016Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd21/07/2016Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Ruth Cadbury21/07/2016Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned

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