Early day motion 1852

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SHAKESPEARE AND THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS

That this House applauds and supports continuing plans within the arts community first put forward by Equity to instigate a nationwide Great British Shakespeare Event to coincide with the Olympics in 2012; acknowledges the proud tradition of the Olympic Games in ancient Athens to combine sport with the great dramas of Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus; recognises the unprecedented cultural opportunity of reviving and honouring that tradition in Britain across all ages, faiths, cultures and social groups by celebrating the works of the man widely acknowledged to be our greatest playwright; recognises the tremendous boost this would give not only to the arts community but also to tourism; and calls on the Government to support, encourage and promote grass-roots plans to take forward this celebration.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 19.11.2008
Alexander, Danny Liberal Democrats Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 15.07.2008
Anderson, Janet Labour Party Rossendale and Darwen 24.06.2008
Barrett, John Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 04.11.2008
Battle, John Labour Party Leeds West 25.06.2008
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 25.06.2008
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 05.11.2008
Buck, Karen Labour Party Regent's Park and Kensington North 26.06.2008
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 10.07.2008
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 24.06.2008
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 24.06.2008
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 23.06.2008
Devine, Jim Labour Party Livingston 01.07.2008
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 23.06.2008
Evans, Nigel Conservative Party Ribble Valley 20.06.2008
Foster, Don Liberal Democrats Bath 26.06.2008
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 02.07.2008
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 30.06.2008
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 21.07.2008
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 23.06.2008
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 26.06.2008
Howarth, David Liberal Democrats Cambridge 21.07.2008
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats North Southwark and Bermondsey 14.07.2008
Huhne, Chris Liberal Democrats Eastleigh 06.10.2008
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 25.06.2008
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 24.06.2008
Keetch, Paul Liberal Democrats Hereford 15.07.2008
Kennedy, Charles Liberal Democrats Ross Skye and Lochaber 21.07.2008
Kramer, Susan Liberal Democrats Richmond Park 20.06.2008
Laws, David Liberal Democrats Yeovil 26.06.2008
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 09.07.2008
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 24.06.2008
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 25.06.2008
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 19.11.2008
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 26.06.2008
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 02.07.2008
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 22.07.2008
Thornberry, Emily Labour Party Islington South and Finsbury 20.11.2008
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 02.07.2008
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 15.07.2008
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 25.06.2008
Willott, Jenny Liberal Democrats Cardiff Central 09.07.2008