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WELSH ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 71: tabled on 02 December 1998

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 59 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 welcomes the election of Rod Richards as leader of the Conservative candidates in Wales; congratulates the Conservative Party for democratically electing the leader in Wales by the one member one vote system; notes by contrast the parachuting in of the Secretary of State for Wales as the favoured candidate of the Prime Minister; deplores the rigged system of voting to elect the Labour leader which denies the use of a fair one member one vote system; further notes the Secretary of State for Wales' comments of 30th November, Official Report, column 639, that 'every member of the Labour Party will have a vote in the selection of the leader of the Labour party in Wales'; but regrets the fact that the unions and the honourable Members and candidates will be able to outvote the wishes of the ordinary rank and file members.

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 7 December 1998
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1998
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1998
Canterbury
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 1998
South Dorset
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1998
Chipping Barnet
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1998
Hertsmere
Clifton-Brown, Mr Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 1999
Cotswold
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1998
Romsey
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1998
Charnwood
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 1998
Rutland and Melton
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1998
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1998
Sevenoaks
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1998
Arundel and South Downs
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1998
Ludlow
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1998
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1998
North Wiltshire
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1998
Ryedale
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1998
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1998
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1998
Surrey Heath
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1998
Aldershot
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1998
Wantage
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1998
Wealden
King, Mr Tom
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1998
Bridgwater
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1998
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1998
Epping Forest
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1998
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1998
New Forest East
Lloyd, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1998
Fareham
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 1998
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 1998
Mid Worcestershire
MacGregor, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1998
South Norfolk
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1998
East Hampshire
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1998
Teignbridge
Norman, Mr Archie
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1998
Tunbridge Wells
Paterson, Mr Owen
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 1998
North Shropshire
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 1998
Broxbourne
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1998
Faversham and Mid Kent
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1998
Bury St Edmunds
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1998
Meriden
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1998
New Forest West
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 1998
Poole
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1998
Rochford and Southend East
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1998
East Yorkshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1998
Bosworth
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1998
Hertford and Stortford
Whitney, Sir Ray
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1998
Wycombe
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 1998
Ruislip - Northwood
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1998
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 1998
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1998
Macclesfield

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.

WELSH ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'Wales' to end and add 'as of benefit to the Labour Party in Wales; and notes that this election, carried out under a one-member one-vote system, confirms that an extreme right-wing political agenda is still predominant amongst Tories in Wales.'.
Labour, Preseli Pembrokeshire
23
signatures
EDM 71A1: tabled on 9 December 1998