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Election Of Srdja Popovic As Lord Rector Of The University Of St Andrews

EDM number 515 in 2017-19, proposed by Stephen Gethins on 07/11/2017.
Categorised under the topic of Higher education.

That this House congratulates Srdja Popovic on his election by students of the University of St Andrews as that institution's 53rd Lord Rector; notes that Srdja Popovic is a founding member of the Centre for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies and founded the Serbian student protest movement Otpor! which participated in the protests in 2000 that lead to the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic; further notes that the role of Rector, elected by students since 1858, is to preside at meetings of the University Court through their three year terms and, in more recent times, Rectors have provided students with informal pastoral support; and wishes Srdja Popovic well as he takes up his new post.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Stephen Gethins07/11/2017North East FifeScottish National PartyProposed
David Linden13/11/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day13/11/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon13/11/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Brendan O'Hara14/11/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens15/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Law15/11/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Doughty15/11/2017Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Keith Vaz16/11/2017Leicester EastLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney20/11/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/11/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell21/11/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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