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ASYLUM CLAIMS OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY'S PROSPECTIVE PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE FOR WELLINGBOROUGH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 681: tabled on 02 May 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 103 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 notes that the Conservative Party's prospective parliamentary candidate for Wellingborough has issued a press release entitled 'Bogus asylum-seekers swamp Northamptonshire', in which he claims that he has visited a nursery school in Wellingborough that has seen the level of language support staff for its ethnic minority children substantially reduced, as these staff have been switched to the children of asylum-seekers; notes that the headteacher of that nursery school has condemned the claim as 'untrue' and has written to the candidate to express the school's shock at his actions, stating that 'We have worked very hard over the years to promote racial harmony in our nursery and are shocked that you have used a goodwill visit to provide false evidence to stir up hostile feelings against a vulnerable section of our community'; condemns outright all lies and half-truths about asylum-seekers because of the racial hostility that they inflame; and, accordingly, calls upon the Leader of the Opposition to condemn the untrue and inflammatory comments of the Conservative Party's prospective Parliamentary candidate for Wellingborough.

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.

Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Bootle
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2000
Erewash
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2000
South Ribble
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
The Wrekin
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Peterborough
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Blyth Valley
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2000
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Bury North
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2000
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2000
Hammersmith and Fulham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2000
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2000
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Hornchurch
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2000
Upminster
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2000
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2000
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Heywood and Middleton
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2000
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2000
Birkenhead
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Rochdale
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2000
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Glasgow, Maryhill
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2000
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Walsall South
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Romford
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2000
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2000
Morley and Rothwell
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Bedford
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2000
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Harwich
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Wirral West
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Barnsley Central
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Warrington North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2000
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2000
Clwyd South
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Manchester, Gorton
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Feltham and Heston
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Houghton and Washington East
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2000
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2000
South Thanet
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2000
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2000
Worsley
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2000
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 May 2000
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Halifax
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2000
Medway
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2000
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Ilford North
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Warwick and Leamington
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2000
Dover
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2000
Harlow
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2000
Loughborough
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2000
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2000
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2000
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2000
Reading West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2000
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2000
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2000
Bolsover
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Milton Keynes South West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2000
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2000
Stockton South
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2000
South Derbyshire
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Wigan
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Conwy
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Walsall North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
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.