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CONDUCT OF THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1691: tabled on 31 October 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 111 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 Preston, the Editor of The Guardian, having set himself up as the arbiter of conduct in public life, has in the course of his newspaper campaign laid himself open to charges of conspiracy to deceive, the theft of House of Commons writing paper and its improper use, the forging of a letter and the signature of an MOD official, the impersonation of a Government Minister, and the obtaining of a private document by deception; calls upon the Board of The Guardian to dismiss Mr Preston as Editor forthwith; calls for his case to be referred to the DPP; calls for his conduct to be investigated by the Committee of Privileges; and considers his membership of the Press Complaints Commission to be untenable, such that Mr Preston should resign immediately from that body.

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.

Alexander, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 1994
Newark
Allason, Rupert
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Torbay
Ashby, David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
North West Leicestershire
Banks, Matthew
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Southport
Banks, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Harrogate
Batiste, Spencer
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Elmet
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Ilford North
Booth, Hartley
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Finchley
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Brent North
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Canterbury
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
South Dorset
Butler, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
North East Milton Keynes
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Luton North
Carlisle, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Lincoln
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Stafford
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 1994
Rochford
Clifton-Brown, Mr Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Romsey and Waterside
Congdon, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Croydon North East
Coombs, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Wyre Forest
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
South Staffordshire
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Beverley
Currie, Mrs Edwina
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
South Derbyshire
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Stamford and Spalding
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Cheadle
Deva, Nirj
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Brentford and Isleworth
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Stockton South
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Chorley
Duncan Smith, Mr Iain
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Chingford
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Rutland and Melton
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Dartford
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Reading West
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Harrow East
Elletson, Harold
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Blackpool North
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Welwyn Hatfield
Faber, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 1994
Westbury
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Mid Staffordshire
Fishburn, Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Kensington
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Wellingborough
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
North Thanet
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Reigate
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Ludlow
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Billericay
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Hendon North
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 1994
South West Cambridgeshire
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Ryedale
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
North West Surrey
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Leeds North West
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Birmingham, Hall Green
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Saffron Walden
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Blackpool South
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Southampton, Test
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Basingstoke
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Wantage
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
North Colchester
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Twickenham
Knapman, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Stroud
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 1994
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lamont, Norman
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 1994
Kingston upon Thames
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Burton
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Gainsborough and Horncastle
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 1994
Central Suffolk
Maitland, Lady Olga
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Sutton and Cheam
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
West Derbyshire
Mills, Iain
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Meriden
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Faversham
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Altrincham and Sale
Neubert, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Romford
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Teignbridge
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Taunton
Patnick, Sir Irvine
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Sheffield, Hallam
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Rugby and Kenilworth
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Batley and Spen
Porter, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Wirral South
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Corby
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Lewes
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Blaby
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Broxbourne
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 31 October 1994
East Londonderry
Rumbold, Dame Angela
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Mitcham and Morden
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Dover
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Hereford
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Uxbridge
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Chislehurst
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
North Bedfordshire
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Warwick and Leamington
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
South Worcestershire
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
South Hams
Sweeney, Walter
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Vale of Glamorgan
Sykes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Scarborough
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Leominster
Thomason, Roy
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Bromsgrove
Thompson, Sir Donald
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Calder Valley
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Norwich North
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Bridlington
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Bexleyheath
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Tynemouth
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Reading East
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 31 October 1994
Doncaster Central
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Eastbourne
Whitney, Sir Ray
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Wycombe
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
South Colchester and Maldon
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1994
Sevenoaks

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.