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EDM (Early Day Motion) 258A1: tabled on 17 July 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Fraser Kemp on 16 July 1997. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from `House' to end and add `welcomes the selection of the Conservative parliamentary candidate in the Uxbridge by-election, a long-standing resident and shopkeeper in Uxbridge, who has campaigned for the protection of the Green Belt and on local issues, who has the support of local people, and local Conservative councillors, none of whom have resigned over the choice of candidate, and who has made his views clear on local issues including the future of grant-maintained schools; and believes that parliamentary democracy is strongest when those who aspire to join this House listen to and are representative of local people and their views.'.

Original motion text

That this House views with grave concern the refusal of the Conservative Parliamentary candidate in the Uxbridge by-election to say where he stands on crucial issues which affect the people of Uxbridge, including whether he supports the ban on handguns, whether he supports the VAT on fuel increase introduced by the Tories which especially hit 12,653 Uxbridge pensioners, whether he supports the other 22 Tory tax rises, whether he still supports privatisation of the Post Office, whether he still supports the view that unelected peers should be able to block legislation passed by the elected House of Commons, whether he still supports Conservative policies on the NHS which resulted in 20,000 more managers and 50,000 less nurses, and whether he still supports Conservative education policies which have resulted in one in five local children being taught in a class of over 30; believes that Parliamentary democracy is strongest when those who aspire to join this House inform local people of their views on matters which affect them; and therefore advises the Leader of the Opposition to instruct the Conservative candidate to answer these questions without delay.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.