Early day motion 975

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That this House salutes the life of Sir Richard Knowles, including his service as Lord Mayor of Birmingham and the courageous leadership he showed as Leader of Birmingham City Council between 1984 and 1993 in transforming Birmingham's standing as a world-class European city; notes that the regeneration of the city centre, the International Convention Centre and Symphony Hall are all lasting tributes to his vision; applauds his unceasing commitment to the ideals of the Co-operative and Labour movement as a national organiser and as a tireless campaigner for social justice and local democracy; expresses its sadness at his loss on 17th February 2008 at the age of 90 years; and conveys its condolences to his wife, Anne, to his son, Bill, and to all his family.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, Janet Labour Party Rossendale and Darwen 22.02.2008
Atkins, Charlotte Labour Party Staffordshire Moorlands 20.02.2008
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 22.02.2008
Battle, John Labour Party Leeds West 21.02.2008
Borrow, David S Labour Party South Ribble 22.02.2008
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 20.02.2008
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 20.02.2008
Byrne, Liam Labour Party Birmingham Hodge Hill 27.02.2008
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 21.02.2008
Clelland, David Labour Party Tyne Bridge 21.02.2008
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 21.02.2008
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 20.02.2008
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 20.02.2008
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 20.02.2008
Devine, Jim Labour Party Livingston 21.02.2008
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 21.02.2008
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 21.02.2008
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 22.02.2008
Efford, Clive Labour Party Eltham 22.02.2008
Fisher, Mark Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent Central 20.02.2008
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 21.02.2008
George, Bruce Labour Party Walsall South 20.02.2008
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 27.02.2008
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 20.02.2008
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 20.02.2008
Iddon, Brian Labour Party Bolton South East 21.02.2008
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 25.03.2008
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 20.02.2008
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 20.02.2008
Kemp, Fraser Labour Party Houghton and Washington East 20.02.2008
Kidney, David Labour Party Stafford 20.02.2008
Lepper, David Labour Party Brighton Pavilion 22.02.2008
Mahmood, Khalid Labour Party Birmingham Perry Barr 20.02.2008
Mallaber, Judy Labour Party Amber Valley 07.03.2008
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 22.02.2008
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 27.02.2008
McCabe, Steve Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 20.02.2008
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 22.02.2008
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 03.03.2008
Mitchell, Andrew Conservative Party Sutton Coldfield 20.02.2008
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 20.02.2008
Naysmith, Doug Labour Party Bristol North West 05.03.2008
Olner, Bill Labour Party Nuneaton 20.02.2008
Prentice, Gordon Labour Party Pendle 22.02.2008
Purchase, Ken Labour Party Wolverhampton North East 20.02.2008
Robinson, Geoffrey Labour Party Coventry North West 20.02.2008
Short, Clare INDEPENDENT LABOUR Birmingham Ladywood 20.02.2008
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 26.02.2008
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 21.02.2008
Soulsby, Peter Labour Party Leicester South 28.02.2008
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Manchester Blackley 21.02.2008
Stuart, Gisela Labour Party Birmingham Edgbaston 20.02.2008
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 21.02.2008
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 27.02.2008
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 20.02.2008
Waltho, Lynda Labour Party Stourbridge 20.02.2008
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 20.02.2008
Wright, Tony Labour Party Cannock Chase 26.02.2008