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CONDUCT OF THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 856: tabled on 16 November 1992

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 concerned at reports in The Sunday Times on 8th and 15th November which disclose that Monklands District Council is ruled by an elite of 17 Labour councillors, including the Leader of the Opposition's election agent, which has employed 22 wives, sons and daughters of councillors, and that preferential employment practices have resulted in employment for the provost's 'son in the council's work study section, a daughter in the housing department and a son-in-law in the parks department' as well as the Labour Council leader's 'eldest son ... promoted to assistant safety officer ,... other son works in the council's economic employment section; daughter ... a post in the planning department'; notes that a green form system was used to distinguish the job applications from members of the ruling families from the pink ones from the general public; is disturbed that the articles suggest that the Leader of the Opposition has failed to convince his own Labour councillors of the importance of manufacturing industry; fears that the Leader of the Opposition is allowing himself to be dragged into a quagmire of mafioso-like intrigue, nepotism and corruption; and questions the judgement of the Leader of the Opposition in sending a message of support in a mafia-like operation to destroy the free enterprise Coatbridge and Airdrie Advertiser and thereby enable the ruling Labour councillors to wipe out the only opposition; and believes that these actions are not in the public interest.

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.

Blackburn, Dr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1992
Dudley West
Booth, Hartley
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1992
Finchley
Browning, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1992
Tiverton
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Stafford
Deva, Nirj
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1992
Brentford and Isleworth
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1992
Rutland and Melton
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1992
Brecon and Radnor
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Mid Staffordshire
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1992
Ayr
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Reigate
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1992
Billericay
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1992
High Peak
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1992
North Colchester
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1992
Twickenham
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1992
Aylesbury
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1992
Worcester
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
West Gloucestershire
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1992
Taunton
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Torridge and West Devon
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
South West Hertfordshire
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Corby
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Broxbourne
Speed, Sir Keith
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Ashford
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
West Dorset
Stern, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Bristol North West
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Plymouth, Sutton
Sykes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Scarborough
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Southend East
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Leominster
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Poole
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
South Colchester and Maldon

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.