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CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND THE KU KLUX KLAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 217: tabled on 04 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 is dismayed that the Conservative Party should have accepted as a member Mr Bill Binding of Upper Clapton knowing that he was a candidate for the National Front in the European elections of 1994, that he was a parliamentary candidate for the BNP in the 1997 election and that he is, or was until recently, a member of the Ku Klux Klan; notes that the aim of the hooded brethren in the Ku Klux Klan is the preservation of the white race and the exile of Jewish and black races involving lynching and other terrorist activities; notes that Mr Binding was a member of the virulent Klan branch, Knights of the Invisible Empire, was registered as company secretary of Invisible Empire (Europe) Limited and was number two to Alan Winder, Grand Dragon for the Realm of England; is concerned that through the Swindon group Binding comes to the House of Commons for discussions with Conservative honourable Members; finds it sinister that Chris Poole, the national membership secretary of the Conservative Party, believes that Binding is a fit and proper person to be a card-carrying Conservative on Binding's assurance that he is not a racist; and calls on the Leader of the Conservative Party to order the withdrawal of Binding's Party card.

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.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Dumfries
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Gower
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 October 2001
Cynon Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 October 2001
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2001
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Hendon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2001
Sunderland North
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Ealing, Southall
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 4 October 2001
Halifax
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 4 October 2001
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 October 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Portsmouth North
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Reading West
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Bolsover
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Wellingborough
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
West Bromwich East
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2001
North Tayside

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.