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TOUR DE FRANCE LE GRAND DÉPART 2014

That this House celebrates the success of the Le Grand Départ of the 101st Tour de France and the first three stages, Leeds to Harrogate, York to Sheffield and Cambridge to London; echoes comments that this was the grandest Grand Départ in the history of the Tour; congratulates Welcome to Yorkshire and its CEO, Gary Verity, for a successful bid, supported by Leeds City Council and others; thanks race director Christian Prudhomme for his faith in Yorkshire's bid; congratulates Sir Rodney Walker and Nicky Roche and TdFHub2014Ltd, councils along the route and the 12,000 volunteer Tour Makers for delivering three fantastic stages of the race; agrees that this has been a wonderful advertisement for Yorkshire and the UK, boosting local economies and the UK economy by at least £100 million; further congratulates local communities, businesses, farms, hotels, pubs, cafes, restaurants, places of worship and community and village halls who all worked hard to provide entertainmnet, food, drink and fun for spectators; notes that over four and a half milion people are estimated to have lined the route across the three days; hopes that Le Grand Départ 2014 will inspire the next generation of UK cycling stars and welcomes the new annual three-day Tour of Yorkshire race starting next year; believes that a real legacy must and will be delivered, including through concerted strategies to get more people cycling in the UK and improvements for cyclists on our roads; and sends its best wishes to the competitors, organisers and all involved for the remainder of Le Tour 2014.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Benn, Hilary Labour Party Leeds Central 08.07.2014
Birtwistle, Gordon Liberal Democrats Burnley 08.07.2014
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 09.07.2014
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 07.07.2014
Brady, Graham Conservative Party Altrincham and Sale West 07.07.2014
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 07.07.2014
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 09.07.2014
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 16.07.2014
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 08.07.2014
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 07.07.2014
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 08.07.2014
Fitzpatrick, Jim Labour Party Poplar and Limehouse 07.07.2014
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 10.07.2014
Gray, James Conservative Party North Wiltshire 09.07.2014
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 08.07.2014
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 08.07.2014
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 14.07.2014
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 07.07.2014
Kennedy, Charles Liberal Democrats Ross Skye and Lochaber 07.07.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 08.07.2014
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 08.07.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 08.07.2014
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 07.07.2014
Murphy, Paul Labour Party Torfaen 09.07.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 07.07.2014
Perkins, Toby Labour Party Chesterfield 07.07.2014
Reid, Alan Liberal Democrats Argyll and Bute 07.07.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 08.07.2014
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 09.07.2014
Sutcliffe, Gerry Labour Party Bradford South 08.07.2014
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 10.07.2014
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 07.07.2014
Whittaker, Craig Conservative Party Calder Valley 07.07.2014
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 10.07.2014