Afzal Khan MP at the Covid Memorial Wall
Afzal Khan MP at the Covid Memorial Wall

I am proud to have brought together 227 MPs, Peers and Mayors from across all parties and across the country to urge the Prime Minister to support the campaign for the Covid Memorial Wall in London to become a permanent site.

This is an issue that is deeply personal to me. Like so many thousands around the country, I lost countless loved ones to Covid-19 including my Mum and both my parents-in-law. Last month, I had the opportunity to visit the Covid Memorial Wall where I left messages to remember my loved ones whose lives were so cruelly cut short by this virus.

I hope one day to be able to bring my children and grandchildren to see these messages and the wall of hearts for themselves.

The Covid Memorial Wall has become a place for people to come together, to reflect on the tragedy of what has happened over the past year, and to begin to heal.

Together with over 200 colleagues, I have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to support the campaign to secure the future of this important site.

You can read this letter below, as well as see the full list of signatories.

Letter to the Prime Minister
Letter to the Prime Minister


House of Commons:

Peter Bottomley, Conservative MP for Worthing West

Edward Leigh, Conservative MP for Gainsborough


Diane Abbott, Labour MP for Hackney North & Stoke Newington

Debbie Abrahams, Labour MP for Oldham East & Saddleworth

Rushanara Ali, Labour MP for Bethnal Green & Bow

Tahir Ali, Labour MP for Birmingham, Hall Green

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, Labour MP for Tooting

Mike Amesbury, Labour MP for Weaver Vale

Fleur Anderson, Labour MP for Putney

Tonia Antoniazzi, Labour MP for Gower

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South

Paula Barker, Labour MP for Liverpool, Wavertree

Apsana Begum, Labour MP for Poplar & Limehouse

Paul Blomfield, Labour MP for Sheffield Central

Ben Bradshaw, Labour MP for Exeter

Kevin Brennan, Labour MP for Cardiff West

Lyn Brown, Labour MP for West Ham

Richard Burgon, Labour MP for Leeds East

Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central

Ian Byrne, Labour MP for Liverpool, West Derby

Liam Byrne, Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Ruth Cadbury, Labour MP for Brentford & Isleworth

Dan Carden, Labour MP for Liverpool, Wavertree

Bambos Charalambous, Labour MP for Enfield, Southgate

Feryal Clark, Labour MP for Enfield North

Rosie Cooper, Labour MP for West Lancashire

Yvette Cooper, Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford

Neil Coyle, Labour MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Stella Creasy, Labour MP for Walthamstow

Jon Cruddas, Labour MP for Dagenham

Alex Cunningham, Labour MP for Stockton North

Janet Daby, Labour MP for Lewisham East

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caephilly

Geraint Davies, Labour MP for Swansea West

Alex Davies-Jones, Labour MP for Pontypridd

Thangam Debbonaire, Labour MP for Bristol West

Marsha De Cordova, Labour MP for Battersea

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, Labour MP for Slough

Anneliese Dodds, Labour MP for Oxford East

Stephen Doughty, Labour MP for Cardiff South & Penarth

Peter Dowd, Labour MP for Bootle

Jack Dromey, Labour MP for Birmingham, Erdington

Rosie Duffield, Labour MP for Canterbury

Angela Eagle, Labour MP for Garston & Halewood

Clive Efford, Labour MP for Eltham

Julie Elliot, Labour MP for Sunderland Central

Chris Elmore, Labour MP for Ogmore

Florence Eshalomi, Labour MP for Vauxhall

Bill Esterson, Labour MP for Sefton Central

Yvonne Fovargue, Labour MP for Makerfield

Mary Foy, Labour MP for City of Durham

Gill Furniss, Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough

Barry Gardiner, Labour MP for Brent North

Preet Kaur Gill, Labour MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston

Kate Green, Labour MP for Stretford & Urmston

Margaret Greenwood, Labour MP for Wirral West

Lillian Greenwood, Labour MP for Nottingham South

Andrew Gwynne, Labour MP for Denton & Reddish

Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP for Leeds North East

Emma Hardy, Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West & Hessle

Harriet Harman, Labour MP for Camberwell & Peckham

Carolyn Harris, Labour MP for Swansea East

Helen Hayes, Labour MP for Dulwich & West Norwood

John Healey, Labour MP for Wentworth & Dearne

Mark Hendrick, Labour MP for Preston

Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking

Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP for Washington & Sunderland West

Kate Hollern, Labour MP for Blackburn

Rachel Hopkins, Labour MP for Luton South

Rupa Huq, Labour MP for Ealing Central & Acton

Imran Hussain, Labour MP for Bradford East

Dan Jarvis, Labour MP for Barnsley Central

Kim Johnson, Labour MP for Liverpool, Riverside

Diana Johnson, Labour MP for Kingston Upon Hull North

Ruth Jones, Labour MP for Newport West

Mike Kane, Labour MP for Wythenshawe & Sale East

Barbara Keeley, Labour MP for Worsley & Eccles South

Liz Kendall, Labour MP for Leicester West

Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP for Aberavon

Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove

David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham

Ian Lavery, Labour MP for Wansbeck

Emma Lewell-Buck, Labour MP for South Shields

Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South

Tony Lloyd, Labour MP for Rochdale

Rebecca Long Bailey, Labour MP for Salford & Eccles

Holly Lynch, Labour MP for Halifax

Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham, Perry Barr

Seema Malhotra, Labour MP for Feltham and Heston

Rachael Maskell, Labour MP for York Central

Chris Matheson, Labour MP for City of Chester

Steve McCabe, Labour MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak

Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP for Bristol East

Siobhain McDonagh, Labour MP for Mitcham & Morden

John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes & Harlington

Conor McGinn, Labour MP for St Helens North

Alison McGovern, Labour MP for Wirral South

Ian Mearns, Labour MP for Gateshead

Ed Miliband, Labour MP for Doncaster North

Nav Mishra, Labour MP for Stockport

Stephen Morgan, Labour MP for Portsmouth South

Grahame Morris, Labour MP for Easington

James Murray, Labour MP for Ealing North

Charlotte Nichols, Labour MP for Warrington North

Alex Norris, Labour MP for Nottingham North

Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne Central

Abena Oppong-Asare, Labour MP for Erith & Thamesmead

Kate Osamor, Labour MP for Edmonton

Kate Osborne, Labour MP for Jarrow

Taiwo Owatemi, Labour MP for Coventry North West

Sarah Owen, Labour MP for Luton North

Matthew Pennycook, Labour MP for Greenwich & Woolwich

Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham, Yardley

Luke Pollard, Labour MP for Plymouth, Sutton & Devonport

Yasmin Qureshi, Labour MP for Bolton South East

Angela Rayner, Labour MP for Ashton-Under-Lyne

Steve Reed, Labour MP for Croydon North

Christina Rees, Labour MP for Neath

Rachel Reeves, Labour MP for Leeds West

Jonathan Reynolds, Labour MP for Stalybridge & Hyde

Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Labour MP for Streatham

Marie Rimmer, Labour MP for St Helens South & Whiston

Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Labour MP for Brighton, Kemptown

Naz Shah, Labour MP for Bradford West

Virendra Sharma, Labour MP for Ealing, Southall

Barry Sheerman, Labour MP for Huddersfield

Tulip Siddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead & Kilburn

Andy Slaughter, Labour MP for Hammersmith

Jeff Smith, Labour MP for Manchester Withington

Alex Sobel, Labour MP for Leeds North West

Jo Stevens, Labour MP for Cardiff Central

Zarah Sultana, Labour MP for Coventry South

Sam Tarry, Labour MP for Ilford South

Gareth Thomas, Labour MP for Harrow West

Nick Thomas-Symonds, Labour MP for Torfaen

Emily Thornberry, Labour MP for Islington South & Finsbury

Stephen Timms, Labour MP for East Ham

Karl Turner, Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull East

Derek Twigg, Labour MP for Halton

Claudia Webbe, Labour MP for Leicester East

Matt Western, Labour MP for Warwick & Leamington

Mick Whitley, Labour MP for Birkenhead

Beth Winter, Labour MP for Cynon Valley

Mohammad Yasin, Labour MP for Bedford

Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge


Wendy Chamberlain, Liberal Democrat MP for North East Fife

Daisy Cooper, Liberal Democrat MP for St Albans

Ed Davey, Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston & Surbiton

Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West

Sarah Olney, Liberal Democrat MP for Richmond Park

Jamie Stone, Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross

Munira Wilson, Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham


Lisa Cameron, SNP MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow

Allan Dorans, SNP MP for Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock

Marion Fellows, SNP MP for Motherwell & Wishaw

Stuart McDonald, SNP MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East

John Nicolson, SNP MP for Ochil & South Perthshire

Alison Thewliss, SNP MP for Glasgow Central

Philippa Whitford, SNP MP for Central Ayrshire


Jonathan Edwards, Plaid Cymru MP for Carmarthen East & Dinefwr

Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd


Carla Lockhart, DUP MP for Upper Bann

Ian Paisley, DUP MP for North Antrim


Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton, Pavilion


Colum Eastwood, SDLP MP for Foyle


Neale Hanvey, Alba MP for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath


House of Lords:

Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate (Conservative)

Lord Ranger (Conservative)

Lord Sheikh (Conservative)


Baroness Blake of Leeds (Labour)

Lord Bradley (Labour)

Baroness Chakrabarti (Labour)

Baroness Chapman of Darlington (Labour)

Lord Coaker (Labour)

Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour)

Lord Davies of Brixton (Labour)

Baroness Gale (Labour)

Baroness Goudie (Labour)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill (Labour)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour)

Lord Khan of Burnley (Labour)

Lord Kinnock (Labour)

Lord Knight of Weymouth (Labour)

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon (Labour)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett (Labour)

Baroness Massey of Darwen (Labour)

Lord McKenzie of Luton (Labour)

Baroness Merron (Labour)

Baroness Osamor (Labour)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Labour)

Lord Sikka (Labour)

Lord Soley (Labour)

Baroness Thornton (Labour)

Lord Touhig (Labour)

Baroness Wilcox of Newport (Labour)


Baroness Harris of Richmond (Liberal Democrat)

Baroness Kramer (Liberal Democrat)

Lord Oates (Liberal Democrat)

Baroness Sheehan (Liberal Democrat)

Baroness Suttie (Liberal Democrat)

Lord Tope (Liberal Democrat)


Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (Green)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (Green)


Lord Bhatia (Non-Affiliated)

Baroness Uddin (Non-Affiliated)

Bishop of Manchester (Non-Affiliated)


Baroness Boycott (Crossbench)

Baroness Cox (Crossbench)

Baroness D’Souza (Crossbench)

Lord Dykes (Crossbench)

Baroness Stern (Crossbench)



Mike Starkie, Conservative Mayor of Copeland


Andy Abrahams, Labour Mayor of Mansfield

Joanne Anderson, Labour Mayor of Liverpool

John Biggs, Labour Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Tracy Brabin, Labour Mayor of West Yorkshire

Andy Burnham, Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester

Paul Dennett, Labour Mayor of Salford

Jamie Driscoll, Labour Mayor of the North of Tyne

Ros Jones, Labour Mayor of Doncaster

Sadiq Khan, Labour Mayor of London

Norma Redfearn, Labour Mayor of North Tyneside

Marvin Rees, Labour Mayor of Bristol

Steve Rotherham, Labour Mayor of Merseyside


Andy Preston, Independent Mayor of Middlesbrough


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