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Royal Borough of Kingston and the Local Government and Housing Act 1989

EDM (Early Day Motion) 71: tabled on 27 November 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 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 administration of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames have used their slim majority to investigate a council sub-committee which goes against the spirit of the local Government and Housing Act 1989 with regard to proportionality of political groups; further notes that by massively over-representing both themselves and the Labour Group the Conservative administration is attempting to deny opportunities for the Liberal Democrat Official Opposition to work for local residents in the run up to next May's Local Government elections; and therefore condemns this abuse of democracy and calls upon the ruling Conservative group to rescind its new policy forthwith.