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BOLTON EVENING NEWS AND MR DAVE TOOMER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 83: tabled on 07 December 1998

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 condemns the victimisation of Mr Dave Toomer, Father of the Chapel of the National Union of Journalists at the Bolton Evening News, owned by Newsquest plc, an employer known to be virulently anti-union; further notes that Newsquest have been intimidating Mr Toomer for several months and have now made him redundant by taking advantage of the existing law to get rid of an active trade unionist cheaply; believes that Newsquest have done this in the hope of extinguishing effective trade union activity by the time that the Government's welcome proposals on fairness at work become law; and calls upon Newsquest to re-instate Mr Toomer immediately in his former job.

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.

Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Hammersmith and Fulham
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Birmingham, Erdington
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Hornchurch
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1998
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1998
Liverpool, Garston
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Sunderland North
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 1999
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1998
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Barnsley Central
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
Bethnal Green and Bow
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Bury South
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
Pendle
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 1998
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Eccles
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Preston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.