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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1012: tabled on 16 May 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 80 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House, noting that the BBC carried out a poll of conservative candidates following the local government elections, the results of which revealed extremely favourable attitudes towards the Prime Minister's leadership, is alarmed that this poll has not been released by the BBC on the grounds, specifically rejected by the Harris Research Centre which carried out the poll, of "insufficient size of sample"; and calls on the BBC to stop suppressing the results of the poll, publish it immediately, and in future desist from the practice of commissioning opinion polls purely for the purpose of manufacturing news stories.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Amos, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Hexham
Arnold, Mr Jacques
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Gravesham
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Bournemouth East
Batiste, Spencer
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Elmet
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
North West Norfolk
Bennett, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Pembroke
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Canterbury
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
South Dorset
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Warrington South
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Luton North
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Swindon
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Cheadle
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Dicks, Terry
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Hayes and Harlington
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Chorley
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Dartford
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Welwyn Hatfield
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Erith and Crayford
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Perth and Kinross
Forman, Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Carshalton and Wallington
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Shipley
Franks, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Barrow and Furness
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1990
Reigate
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Ludlow
Glyn, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Windsor and Maidenhead
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Billericay
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Ryedale
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
North West Surrey
Hague, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Richmond (Yorks)
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Hyndburn
Hawkins, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
High Peak
Hicks, Mrs Maureen
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Wolverhampton North East
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Southampton, Test
Holt, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1990
Langbaurgh
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1990
North Norfolk
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Basingstoke
Irvine, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Ipswich
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Cheltenham
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Thurrock
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Twickenham
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 1990
North Down
Knapman, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Stroud
Knight, Dame Jill
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Knowles, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Nottingham East
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Central Suffolk
Macfarlane, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Sutton and Cheam
Mans, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Wyre
Martin, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Portsmouth South
McCrindle, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Brentwood and Ongar
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Faversham
Monro, Sir Hector
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Dumfries
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Northampton South
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Torridge and West Devon
Porter, David
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Waveney
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Colne Valley
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Dover
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Pudsey
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Uxbridge
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
North Bedfordshire
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Beaconsfield
Squire, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1990
Hornchurch
Stern, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Bristol North West
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1990
Eastwood
Stokes, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1990
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Norwich North
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1990
Doncaster Central
Wardle, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Bexhill and Battle
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Maidstone
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Ruislip - Northwood
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Congleton
Woodcock, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Ellesmere Port and Neston

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.