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CONDUCT OF THE GOVERNMENT CHIEF WHIP

EDM (Early Day Motion) 288: tabled on 22 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 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 recalls the statement of the then Labour Party General Secretary, Jim Mortimer, during the 1983 general election campaign, that 'we were all insistent that Michael Foot is the leader of the Labour Party', shortly before the latter's resignation; notes the similar statement by Alistair Campbell, quoted on 'The World at One' on 22nd October, that 'The Prime Minister believes that Hilary Armstrong is the Chief Whip'; and believes that her tenure of office should last no longer than that of Mr Michael Foot after Jim Mortimer's endorsement, given her heavy-handed, inept and counter-productive attempt to intimidate her honourable Friend, the honourable Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham.