I know there have been efforts prior to this but they failed for political or social reasons at the time. The old "number 10" web site used by the MP Steve R was closed down some time ago.
There are only two petitions alive today, one in the UK which can only be signed by UK residents only and this worldwide one,http://www.change.org/petitions/recognition-for-services-to-liverpool-fc , where any fan of Kenny can sign.
In the two weeks since I started the petition we have 1300 signatures at the time of writing. Mainly from LFC web sites around the world, but if you could support this it would be beneficial to those who know what Kenny did after the tragedy and since with his wife. His services to football cannot be over looked.
Based in San Diego California I am now in the UK for awhile to ensure Kenny is knighted. I have met with an MP who is willing to support us, he just needs to know that this petition has momentum
There is now a dedicated Facebook page for Kenny http://www.facebook.com/peter.chadwick.733
The only other active site is http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/27803 run by Freddy Maurice, we will meet later this year and combine our resources if possible.
"Over the course of his 61 year life, Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish MBE has done a tremendous service for the people of the city of Liverpool, Liverpool Football Club, Scottish Football, and the Sports world in general.
Please sign, no-one deserves this more than King Kenny
When the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 plunged a city into mourning by taking the lives of 96 of its own, Liverpool's family craved a leader, a beacon. As manager of the Liverpool Football team Dalglish was the man who held together a grief-stricken community. Dalglish helped the bereaved; comforting them and ensuring Liverpool were represented at every funeral, sometimes 5 a day. He was, Liverpool’s shining light in their darkest hour.
He’s also been involved with a lot of charity work. He and his wife founded the Marina Dalglish Appeal, which in 2007 reached it’s target of £1.5 million and opened the Oncology Centre at the University Hospital in Aintree. Dalglish often competes in the annual Gary Player Invitational Tournament, a charity golfing event which raises money for children's causes around the world
As far as his achievements in football go, his career spans 22 years, playing for Celtic and Liverpool, winning numerous honors with both. He is Scotland's most capped player of all time with 102 appearances, and also Scotland's joint-leading goal scorer, with 30 goals. Dalglish won the Ballon d'Or Silver Award in 1983, the PFA Player of the Year in 1983, and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1979 and 1983. In 2009 the web site FourFourTwo named Dalglish as the greatest striker in post-war British football, and in 2006 he topped a Liverpool fans' poll of "100 Players Who Shook the Kop". He has been inducted into both the Scottish and English Football Halls of Fame.
Dalglish began his career with Celtic in 1971, going on to win four Scottish First Divisions, four Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup with the club. In 1977, Liverpool manager Bob Paisley paid a British transfer record of £440,000 to bring Dalglish to Liverpool. His years at Liverpool were among the club's most successful periods, as he won six Football League First Divisions, two FA Cups, four League Cups, seven FA Charity Shields, three European Cups and one UEFA Super Cup. For these achievements and his style of play he was given the name King Kenny by Liverpool supporters. Dalglish became player-manager of Liverpool in 1985 after the resignation of Joe Fagan, winning a further three First Divisions, two FA Cups and four FA Charity Shields, before resigning from Liverpool in 1991.
He returned to both Celtic FC and Liverpool FC in the latter half of his managerial career winning both respectively a Scottish League Cup and an English League Cup. He can also boast taking Blackburn Rovers FC to their first and only Premier League Championship.
To emphasize his efforts during the time of the Hillsborough disaster and after, Kenny Dalglish has shown outstanding support to all of the families concerned in the disaster, he met with them, counseled them and told them they were not alone.
Kenny Dalglish attended many funerals of the victims including four in one day and was greatly praised for the dignity and compassion he showed in the aftermath of the tragedy."
Not only did he attend many of the lost fan's funerals, he also visited their families and offered support to them and offered them guidance in letting them know they would not walk alone. In the days following the tragedy the City united. Reds and blues came together. It is important to remember that not all of the 96 were from Liverpool. The wider Liverpool community came together as one. One Scotsman made sure nobody walked alone. The role of Kenny Dalglish in the aftermath of Hillsborough was immense. He carried a football club and a grieving city.
Since then, Dalglish has organized charity matches and rose awareness for 'justice for the 96' campaign which succeeded in the revelations of a police cover up on September the 12th 2012
We want the British government to take action and help Kenny Dalglish to be awarded a knighthood for all his work and support to the fans of Liverpool F.C, for Merseyside and the victims of the horrible events in April 1989 who are now appeased with the findings of the HIC on September 12th 2012.
For the reasons of his immense humanitarianism, leadership, charity work and his achievements in sports, I firmly believe that Kenny Dalglish deserves to be knighted."