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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1184A1A1: tabled on 29 April 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 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 Angus Robertson on 23 April 2002. This is amendment number 1A1.

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Suggested amendment

after 'system', insert 'following the use of proportional representation in previous French elections which put the National Front on the political map in the first place.'.

Original motion text

That this House expresses its concern at the National Front candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen securing a place in the final stages of the French presidential election; rejects the racism, intolerance and isolationism for which he stands; believes that apathy and declining turnout rather than a significant increase in the National Front vote share enabled Monsieur Le Pen to win second place; and calls on all democrats across Europe to stand together and resist these extreme influences on the political process, by offering imaginative policies based on the values of solidarity, compassion and enterprise which inspire and engage the public, and consign Monsieur Le Pen and his ilk to the markings of European politics.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.