Early day motion 2556

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ELECTIONS IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

That this House expresses deep concern at the conduct of the recent elections in Democratic Republic of Congo; notes that the respected Carter Centre found that the election results announced by the Electoral Commission lacked credibility and that in a detailed analysis from its 26 teams covering 10 provinces, expressed a number of concerns including the process at Mulemba Nkulu voting staions in Katanga which reported 99.46 per cent. turnout with 100 per cent. of the votes going to President Kabila; further notes that the EU observer mission expressed concern that 17 per cent. of votes were cast from missing persons' registers, twice the number recorded in 2006; further notes the United Nations Stabilisation Mission observed that there were `significant irregularities' in the counting and tabulation of votes; and therefore, in view of the widspread concerns and protests throughout the country, questions the legitimacy of the elction process and whether the result is a genuine expression of the wishes of the people of Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Alexander, Heidi Labour Party Lewisham East 30.01.2012
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 12.01.2012
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 20.12.2011
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 05.03.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 11.01.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 11.01.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 20.12.2011
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 11.01.2012
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham and Rainham 21.02.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 10.01.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 11.01.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 10.01.2012
Foster, Don Liberal Democrats Bath 12.01.2012
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 20.12.2011
Goggins, Paul Labour Party Wythenshawe and Sale East 02.02.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 10.01.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 20.12.2011
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 16.01.2012
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 17.01.2012
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 23.02.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 20.12.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 10.01.2012
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 10.01.2012
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 17.01.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 16.01.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 10.01.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 16.01.2012
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 10.01.2012
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 17.01.2012
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 11.01.2012