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WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL (No. 3)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1256: tabled on 19 May 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House calls on Westminster Conservative councillors to explain why schemes in an environmental project called Quality of Life were, according to internal Tory documents, to be targeted as far as possible into eight marginal wards in Westminster; notes that this targeting was part of the so-called Building Stable Communities strategy whose aim was to gerrymander the 1990 local elections; further notes that the councillor in charge of the Quality of Life project was Miles Young, currently the Leader of Westminster Council; calls on him to explain why in 1987 he put forward proposals that were subsequently implemented for the unlawful targeting of environmental and enforcement spending in the marginal wards, his role in the eviction of homeless young people from the Ambrosden Hostel in his marginal ward of Victoria and its subsequent sale to developers at ú2 million below its market value as part of the gerrymandering strategy and his role in co-ordinating unlawful party political publicity expenditure by the council through the so-called BSC Communications Strategy; and also calls on Robert Davis, the current Chair of the Planning Committee in Westminster, to explain why he wrote a paper in 1987 advocating that planning enforcement resources should, in line with BSC strategy, be concentrated in target marginal wards to ensure that the right type of homes are provided bringing with it the right sort of voters.

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.

Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Midlothian
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1994
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1994
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Bristol East
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1994
Glasgow, Govan
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Lewisham West
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1994
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1994
Warley East
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Ilford South
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 14 June 1994
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Wentworth
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1994
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Clwyd South West
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Manchester Central
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Liverpool, Garston
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
West Lancashire
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Lewisham East
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 26 May 1994
Blaenau Gwent
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Hammersmith
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Dunfermline West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1994
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Sherwood
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 1994
Carmarthen
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1994
Preston
Young, David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 1994
Bolton South East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL (No. 3) (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'calls' to end and add 'congratulates Westminster Conservative councillors on their outstanding achievement in being re-elected without the loss of a single Conservative seat in the recent local government elections; notes that the Westminster Labour Party ran its election campaign as a referendum on the so-called gerrymandering allegations and were roundly rejected by the residents of Westminster; deplores the attempts by the Labour Party to smear Westminster councillors by selectively leaking extracts taken out of context from non-council documents written seven years ago; and suggests that if the Labour Party wishes to attain electoral success in Central London it should follow the lead of Conservative run authorities like Westminster, Wandsowrth and Brent by offering excellent services at a low cost.'.
Conservative, Billericay
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EDM 1256A1: tabled on 20 May 1994