Cross-party motion in UK Parliament supports People’s Democratic Party

14 cross-party MPs in the UK Parliament have signed the motion against the closure of the HDP.

The motion states:

“That this House expresses concern over the court case against the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey which could result in its closure; notes this would be in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights and prevent a democratically elected party from participating in politics; calls on the international community to show support for the HDP; urges the Government to condemn the closure case and support human rights and the rule of law in Turkey; and stands in support with the HDP and all those who advocate for democracy, human rights and pluralism in Turkey.”

The politicians involved include Kate Osamor (Labour), Lloyd Russel-Moyle (Labour), Olivia Blake (Labour), Nadia Whittome (Labour), John Mcdonnell (Labour), Andy McDonald (Labour), Grahame Morris (Labour), Kate Osborne (Labour), Apsana Begum (Labour), Jim Shannom (Democratic Unionist Party) , Jon Trickett (Labour), Claudia Webbe (Independent), Rachael Maskell (Labour), Crispin Blunt (Conservative).