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Anne Smillie Retirement From Badminton Scotland

EDM number 1354 in 2017-19, proposed by Gavin Newlands on 07/06/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Sports.

That this House extends its best wishes to Badminton Scotland's Chief Executive, Anne Smillie, who has recently announced her retirement; notes that Anne Smillie has served in her current role since 1990 after joining the organisation 10 years previously and is the UK's longest serving sporting CEO; appreciates the work that Anne has done in her 28 years to promote and grow badminton in Scotland; further notes that Anne has achieved a significant amount of success, including bringing nine major international championship events to Scotland, including the 2017 World Championships and helped to produce badminton champions like Kirsty Gilmour; salutes the leadership she provided in establishing Badminton Scotland's home at The Sir Craig Reedie Centre; recognises the comments of Ronnie Conway, Chair of Badminton Scotland, who states that Anne is one of the most influential figures in British sport, praising Anne's intense loyalty and willingness to always stand up for the sport; and thanks Anne Smillie for the work that she has done to grow badminton and wishes her the very best for her retirement.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Gavin Newlands07/06/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Chris Stephens07/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Ronnie Cowan07/06/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySeconded
Douglas Chapman07/06/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySeconded
Patricia Gibson07/06/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Brown07/06/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySeconded
Hannah Bardell07/06/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day08/06/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald11/06/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law11/06/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon11/06/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
David Linden12/06/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry12/06/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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