Early day motion 1320

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ENGLISH NATIONAL ANTHEM

That this House believes that it is time for England to adopt an appropriate song as the English national anthem to be used by English sporting teams and athletes; further believes that it is quite wrong that England uses the UK national anthem; considers that God Save the Queen should only be used for British or UK teams, for example the British Lions and at the Olympics, including if a Team GB football team competes at the London 2012 Olympics; is concerned that the continued use of God Save the Queen by the English and the failure to make the distinction between England and Britain is inaccurate and confusing and that not making the distinction between England and Britain actually undermines the union; urges the English people to recognise that British and English identity are not the same and that God Save the Queen is the anthem of Britain as a whole; and calls, therefore, for the introduction of a solely English national anthem to be used on occasions when England, as opposed to the UK, is being represented.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Baker, Norman Liberal Democrats Lewes 19.05.2009
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party City of York 23.04.2009
Davies, Philip Conservative Party Shipley 23.04.2009
Devine, Jim Labour Party Livingston 28.04.2009
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 23.04.2009
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 29.04.2009
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 22.04.2009
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats North Southwark and Bermondsey 08.06.2009
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 27.04.2009
Mackinlay, Andrew Labour Party Thurrock 23.04.2009
Mason, John Scottish National Party Glasgow East 23.04.2009
McCartney, Ian Labour Party Makerfield 28.04.2009
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 22.04.2009
Pope, Greg Labour Party Hyndburn 23.04.2009
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 29.04.2009
Rowen, Paul Liberal Democrats Rochdale 05.05.2009
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 22.04.2009
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 29.04.2009
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 27.04.2009
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 06.05.2009
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 12.06.2009