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CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND STANDARDS OF HONESTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1101: tabled on 21 April 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 deplores the serious decline in standards of honesty exemplified by the false claims made about Derbyshire County Council in a Conservative party political broadcast on 6th April; notes the inaccurate claim that a councillor in prison had claimed ú4,000 in council allowances whilst running a council housing budget whereas, in fact, that county council has no housing responsibilities and the councillor in question had automatically received ú1,231 in allowances to which he was legally entitled before his appeal was considered by the courts and his subsequent disqualification; understands that such crucial differences may not be fully recognised by a casual observer of the type that the broadcast purported to interview; further understands, however, that the comments quoted in the broadcast were not from a genuine and randomly selected member of the public but from an actor using a carefully written script which had clearly not been checked for its veracity; and calls upon the Conservative Party to clearly disassociate itself from this blatant attempt to smear the Labour Party.

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.

Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Falkirk East
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1994
Bristol East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Easington
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1994
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1994
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Warley East
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Ilford South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 May 1994
Birmingham, Small Heath
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1994
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Wentworth
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Clwyd South West
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Brent East
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Mansfield
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
West Lancashire
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Don Valley
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Dundee West
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Bolsover
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Glasgow Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1994
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.