Sir Jimmy Savile honoured by MPs in parliamentary motion

Early day motion 2337 "recognises his enormous contribution to charitable giving" among other praise

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Two Leeds MPs have tabled a motion in the House of Commons that honours the contribution Jimmy Savile made to charity, television and radio during his lifetime.  

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The veteran DJ, presenter and campaigner, best known to many for his long-running television programme Jim’ll Fix It, died at his home in Leeds on Saturday, aged 84.  

In early day motion 2337, Fabian Hamilton, the Labour MP for Leeds North East, and Greg Mulholland, Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West, ask that “this House mourns the death of Sir Jimmy Savile OBE who has died two days before his 85th birthday.”

The MPs propose that Parliament “recognises his enormous contribution to charitable giving, raising more than 40 million for charities during his lifetime” and “appreciates his essential Yorkshire character”.

Also honouring his media career, the motion asks the House to “remember the smiles brought to the faces of children who appeared on Jim’ll Fix It” and those that “enjoyed his choice of music during his time as a disc jockey”.

It concludes that the Commons “sends its condolences and sympathy to family and friends in Leeds, Yorkshire, the UK and throughout the world”.

This latest recognition for his good work follows a large number of high-profile tributes to the broadcasting legend over the weekend from royalty, entertainers, media personalities and politicians.

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