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CONDUCT OF THE BBC AND PETER MANDELSON

EDM (Early Day Motion) 50: tabled on 31 October 1991

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 Mr Peter Mandelson was appointed as a BBC adviser only after he had resigned as Head of Campaigning for the Labour Party; further notes that Mr Mandelson has been staying at the Cross Keys Inn, Guisborough, throughout the duration of the Langbaurgh by-election where it is acknowledged that he is attempting to mastermind Labour's lack lustre and flagging campaign; notes also that Mr Mandelson has been photographed as Campaign Co-ordinator in the Independent on Sunday, and named in a Labour Party document on the management of the Langbaurgh campaign; further notes the obvious conflict of interest in what is supposed to be an impartial public service; and calls on the BBC to terminate Mr Mandelson's appointment in the same way as it abruptly ended the current affairs appointment of Mr Graham Robb at Radio Cleveland when he became the Conservative candidate for Hartlepool.

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.

Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
South Dorset
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Warrington South
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Chorley
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Dartford
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Welwyn Hatfield
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Plymouth, Drake
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Exeter
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Birmingham, Hall Green
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Thurrock
Jones, Gwilym
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Cardiff North
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Burton
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Broxtowe
Meyer, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Clwyd North West
Nelson, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Chichester
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Rugby and Kenilworth
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 1991
Corby
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Broxbourne
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Erewash
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Mid Kent
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Dover
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Chislehurst
Sumberg, David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Bury South
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Leominster
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Norwich North
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1991
Ilford South
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Bridlington
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Tynemouth
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 1991
Poole
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 1991
Hastings and Rye
Watts, John
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1991
Slough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.