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WANDSWORTH COUNCIL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 353: tabled on 14 January 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 97 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, noting the investigation by the District Auditor into the way the London Borough of Westminster gerrymandered local elections by the sale of empty council houses to Conservative Party supporters, calls for a similar investigation by the District Auditor into Wandsworth Council's house sales policy, noting that like Westminster, Wandsworth was virtually unique in that half the total council homes sold were empty properties to new residents who were overwhelmingly Conservative supporters, rather than to sitting tenants, and that in the case of West Hill and Parkside at least, this policy transformed once Labour marginals into relatively safe Conservative wards, enabling Wandsworth to remain Conservative in 1986 and 1990 quite against the national trend; and further calls for a statement by the Prime Minister on this flagrant abuse of the democratic process by leading Conservatives.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
North East Derbyshire
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
York
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Manchester, Withington
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Birmingham, Northfield
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Wallsend
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Blyth Valley
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Ipswich
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 1994
Montgomery
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Edinburgh, Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Midlothian
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Tyne Bridge
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Falkirk East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Coventry South East
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Glasgow, Govan
Denham, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
Southampton, Itchen
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Wallasey
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
Warley East
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Ilford South
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Norwich South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Birmingham, Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
The Wrekin
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Delyn
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Wentworth
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Nottingham East
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
East Lothian
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Doncaster North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 1994
Cheltenham
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Dulwich
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
Liverpool, Walton
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Stretford
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 January 1994
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Bradford West
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Makerfield
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morris, Estelle
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Birmingham, Yardley
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Leeds East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Torfaen
O'Brien, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
North Warwickshire
Orme, Stan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Salford East
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Barnsley East
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Hyndburn
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Lewisham East
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Wolverhampton North East
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Don Valley
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
Bradford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
Blaenau Gwent
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1994
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Stoke-on-Trent South
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1994
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
Wolverhampton South East
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Glasgow Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Preston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1994
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Glasgow, Provan

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.

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

WANDSWORTH COUNCIL (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes that Wandsworth Council instituted a positive borough-wide home sales policy in 1978 aimed at countering decades of municipalisation and deprivation by earlier Labour administration which had had the effect of turning wards into tenanted fiefdoms; that this policy has brought an immense transformation to the borough in terms of generating ú433 million of capital receipts - which has been reinvested in the estates and in infrastructure projects; that it has brought about more balanced and less deprived estates where tenants and leaseholders alike have benefited from the large number of residents now committed to their community through owning a stake in their homes; that these sales policies have been carefully scrutinised by the District Auditor on several occasions without adverse comments of any type; and that they provided a sensible balance of 11,158 sales to sitting tenants and 5, 645 vacant sales under its Priority Sales Scheme closely geared to local housing need, whilst allowing responsibilities under the Homeless Persons Act to be met and have boosted the popularity of the local council by adding achievements of far-reaching environmental and social regeneration to a unique track record of value for money and quality.'.
Conservative, East Surrey
5
signatures
EDM 353A1: tabled on 17 January 1994