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Jim Purcell

EDM number 1011 in 2017-19, proposed by Stephen Hepburn on 05/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Charities, Death and Voluntary organisations.

That this House is saddened by the death of Jarrow legend, Jim Purcell, known affectionately as Jarra Jim who recently passed away aged 96; recognises that Mr Purcell will be remembered as an outstanding person for his tireless contribution to the local community through his volunteering and fundraising; recalls that Mr Purcell regularly completed the Great North Run well into his 90s, raising thousands of pounds for charities, being one of that event's most famous runners, even finishing the half-marathon despite having two knee replacements, inspiring people young and old to take part; further recalls that Mr Purcell proudly carried the Olympic torch when it passed through the area in 2012; salutes Mr Purcell for his service in the armed forces, notably being a Dunkirk veteran; notes that South Tyneside Council will be lowering its flags as a mark of respect; hopes that local people in South Tyneside give Mr Purcell the send-off he deserves at his funeral in Jarrow on 5 March 2018; and offers condolences to Mr Purcell's family and friends.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Stephen Hepburn05/03/2018JarrowLabourProposed
Dennis Skinner05/03/2018BolsoverLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon06/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jim Cunningham06/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Karl Turner06/03/2018Kingston upon Hull EastLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins07/03/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell07/03/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Mary Glindon07/03/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Chris Stephens07/03/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Matt Western08/03/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Ian Mearns08/03/2018GatesheadLabourSigned
David Linden13/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned

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