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CONDUCT OF THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR HARTLEPOOL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 356: tabled on 16 December 1996

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 69 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House notes responsibility of the honourable Member for Hartlepool for the Labour Election Campaign HQ, and the Campaign HQ's responsibility for the failed attempt to rig the result of the BBC Today Programme "Personality of the Year" poll; understands his lack of confidence in the ability of the Leader of the Labour Party to win the poll on his own merit and his recognition of the need to rig the poll; observes his incompetence in failing to succeed in his campaign to rig the poll, or even to place his Leader amongst the qualifying six; condemns his employment of senior civil servants in a party political capacity despite Labour's untrue allegations of political misuse of civil servants by the Government; notes the betrayal of subordinates by disclaiming responsibility for their actions; doubts his control over the organisation, highlighted by his denial of any foreknowledge of the Audience Participation Unit's scheme; and considers that this catalogue of events in taking responsibility for a small organisation throws into doubt his suitability to head any Department of State.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Eltham
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Brent North
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Canterbury
Brown, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Brigg and Cleethorpes
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
South Dorset
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Coventry South West
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Luton North
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Stafford
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Davyhulme
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Romsey and Waterside
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 1996
Chorley
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Dartford
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Reading West
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Harrow East
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Welwyn Hatfield
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Wellingborough
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Reigate
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
South West Cambridgeshire
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
North West Surrey
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Exeter
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Harlow
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
North Norfolk
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Harrow West
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Ravensbourne
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Basingstoke
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Twickenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Wealden
Kellett-Bowman, Dame Elaine
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Lancaster
Knight, Dame Jill
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Burton
Mans, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Wyre
Marshall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Hendon South
Marshall, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Arundel
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
New Forest
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Faversham
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Altrincham and Sale
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Taunton
Norris, Steven
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Epping Forest
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 1996
Rugby and Kenilworth
Richards, Rod
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1997
Clwyd North West
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Colne Valley
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Mid Kent
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Dover
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Beaconsfield
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 1996
West Dorset
Stephen, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Shoreham
Stern, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Bristol North West
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1997
Eastwood
Sumberg, David
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 1996
Bury South
Thomason, Roy
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Bromsgrove
Thompson, Sir Donald
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Calder Valley
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Crosby
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Bridlington
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Tynemouth
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Gosport
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1996
Doncaster Central
Whitney, Sir Ray
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Wycombe
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
South Colchester and Maldon
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
Havant
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1997
Macclesfield
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1996
South Suffolk

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

CONDUCT OF THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR HARTLEPOOL (Amendment 1)
leave out from `HQ' to end and add `notes that the honourable Member for Hartlepool has better things to do with his time than worry about a Today programme poll and is suprised that Conservative honourable Members do not.'.
Labour, Rotherham
8
signatures
EDM 356A1: tabled on 17 December 1996