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Anniversary Of The Start Of The 1984-85 Miners' Strike

EDM number 1038 in 2017-19, proposed by Douglas Chapman on 08/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Coal and Industrial relations.

That this House remembers the start of the miners' strike in March 1984 when five pits were announced for closure as part of the Government's restructuring of the coal industry; acknowledges the hardship and struggle endured by the miners and their families who faced losing their livelihoods; notes that the decline of the British coal industry had a devastating impact on mining communities, including those of the West Fife villages, in particular the closure of the Valleyfield Pit which made almost 1,000 workers redundant; recognises, on International's Women's Day, the particular impact on women in mining communities who were often at the heart of supporting their families and communities under very strained circumstances; further recognises the bravery of the striking miners across the UK and the maltreatment many of them were reportedly subjected to such, as those at Orgreave in the summer of 1984; and calls on the Government to reconsider launching an inquiry into the events at Orgreave to ensure that those responsible of any malpractice are held to account for their actions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Douglas Chapman08/03/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartyProposed
Martyn Day12/03/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens12/03/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Law12/03/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
Mary Glindon12/03/2018North TynesideLabourSeconded
David Linden13/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Mike Hill13/03/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham13/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Pete Wishart13/03/2018Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts14/03/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Marie Rimmer14/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/03/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alan Brown15/03/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan16/03/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady19/03/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry19/03/2018Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas20/03/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Gavin Newlands26/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley28/03/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Drew Hendry18/04/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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