Early day motion 2866

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That this House expresses its deep concern about the 16 March demonstrations in Riga; notes that whilst these annual demonstrations purport to be celebrating Latvian independence, they also celebrate Latvian veterans of Waffen SS detachments as war heroes, who fought on behalf of the Third Reich and who played an integral part in the Latvian Holocaust; further notes that the demonstrations begun initially by the Nazi organisation Club 415 are joined by recognised neo-Nazi organisations from outside Latvia and have been growing in size alarmingly since their commencement in 1998; condemns the demonstrators for spreading messages of anti-Semitism and denying involvement in the Holocaust; and urges the government of Latvia, which has previously condoned the demonstrations, to oppose this tribute match for the Latvian Waffen SS detachments and their crimes against humanity.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 15.03.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 20.03.2012
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 20.03.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 14.03.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 16.04.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 14.03.2012
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 09.03.2012
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 15.03.2012
Gardiner, Barry Labour Party Brent North 14.03.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 09.03.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 20.03.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.03.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 09.03.2012
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 09.03.2012
Mann, John Labour Party Bassetlaw 09.03.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 09.03.2012
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 21.03.2012
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 21.03.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 14.03.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 15.03.2012