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The Position Of Kurds In Iraq

EDM number 1719 in 2017-19, proposed by Mary Glindon on 17/10/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Ethnic groups, International politics and government and Iraq.

That this House expresses its relief that relations between the Kurds in Iraq and the federal Government in Baghdad appear to be improving after the failed attempt to blockade and dissolve the Kurdistan Regional Government following its people's overwhelming support for the principle of negotiated independence in a referendum in September 2017; accepts that the process of forming a new Government has yet to be finalised but that the leading contender, Adel Abdul Mahdi, is a more emollient figure who fought alongside the Peshmerga against Saddam Hussein in the 1980s and resigned on principle when his plans for a sustainable deal between Erbil and Baghdad on oil and gas was rejected by the then Iraqi Prime Minister; hopes that he, the Kurds and others can implement the federal constitution that protects the rights of the Kurds which, if it had been done from its acceptance in an Iraqi referendum in 2005, would have forestalled a vote on independence; and wishes all well in finally moving towards a fully federal Iraq with a strong Kurdistan Regional Government.

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

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Mary Glindon17/10/2018North TynesideLabourProposed
Bob Blackman17/10/2018Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Robert Halfon17/10/2018HarlowConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon18/10/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Hannah Bardell22/10/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySeconded
Michael Penning22/10/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSeconded
Alan Brown22/10/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham22/10/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Chris Law22/10/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins22/10/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts23/10/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Stephen Gethins23/10/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle23/10/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Peter Bottomley24/10/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Ian Mearns25/10/2018GatesheadLabourSigned
Ruth George25/10/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer29/10/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Drew Hendry06/11/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil19/11/2018Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart21/11/2018Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned

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