Early day motion 1248

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MANCHESTER IRISH FESTIVAL AND THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE IRISH COMMUNITY IN MANCHESTER

That this House congratulates the Manchester Irish Festival and the Irish community for holding Europe's biggest Irish Festival, staging over 200 events and generating a record attendance of over 100,000 at its St Patrick's Day Parade alone; notes the huge contribution that the Irish community has made in Manchester; and further notes that from the building of the Manchester Ship Canal to building a world-famous team in the Busby Babes, or the music of the Gallagher brothers through to the comedy of Peter Kay, along with developing the Gaelic Athletic Association, the Irish have helped make Manchester the city it is today, ensuring that its rich Irish cultural thread runs through its city life, keeping it unbroken and helping it grow.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 10.04.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 26.03.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 26.03.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 10.04.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 26.03.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 15.04.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 10.04.2013
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats Bermondsey and Old Southwark 10.04.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 25.03.2013
Lloyd, Stephen Liberal Democrats Eastbourne 22.04.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 26.03.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 26.03.2013
Murphy, Paul Labour Party Torfaen 18.04.2013
Powell, Lucy Labour Party Manchester Central 16.04.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 10.04.2013
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 23.04.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 17.04.2013