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Make Poverty History

I am supporting the Make Poverty History Campaign and in liaison with Oxfam, joined with campaigners at the Birmingham launch on 22 January 2005.


Jubilee Debt Campaign Birmingham:

Make Poverty History sermon by Bishop John Sentamu:

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Lynne Jones MP with Richard Burden MP, Bishop Sentamu and make poverty history campaigners Joining with fellow campaigners, including Bishop JohnSentamu and Richard Burden MP

On 22 Jaunary I joined local campaigners, Bishop John Sentamu, fellow Labour MP Richard Burden and comedian, Don McLean at the launch of Birmingham's Make Poverty History campagin.

We wrapped a giant white band around St Martin's Church in the Bullring creating a visual spectacle, with a mini human chain.

Make Poverty History banner







The impressive banner gets our message across. Hundreds turned out to encircle St Martins in the Bullring and help highlight the campaign. 

Birmingham campaigners have worked tirelessly and as a result the MPH campaign enjoys wide support. Richard Burden and I enjoy a joke with  Don McLean, opposite.



Lynne Jones, Richard Burden and Don McLean, wearing make poverty history sashes

I have joined 355 other MPs in signing Early Day Motion 9, reproduced below and will continue to do all I can to support the Make Poverty History Campaign both nationally and in Birmingham.
EDM 9  
  That this House welcomes the United Kingdom Government's commitment to the Millennium Development Goals; notes with concern that the current debt crisis, trade injustice and shortcomings of aid further exacerbate poverty, inequality, the HIV/AIDS crisis and environmental degradation across the developing world; notes that if the international community is to make poverty history then there needs to be further co-ordinated political action by the world's governments, including the United Kingdom, aimed at trade justice, dropping the debt and providing more and better aid; and calls on the United Kingdom Government to lead the way for change and use its influence when it holds the presidency of the G8 and chairs the EU to make poverty history in 2005.

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