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COMPARISON BETWEEN CONSERVATIVE AND LABOUR COUNCILS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 375: tabled on 18 January 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 117 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 notes that Conservative councils have a record of which they can be proud, including the lowest council taxes, the most efficiently-run services, and the greatest value-for-money; notes that this is in complete contrast to Labour councils, seven of whom have been investigated and criticised by the District Auditor Service since 1990; further notes that Labour councils charge higher council taxes, offer poor value-for-money, and through their incompetence or worse, have wasted hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers' money; and believes that the public interest demands the full exposure of the iniquities of Labour councils.

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.

Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Hexham
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Brent North
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Canterbury
Budgen, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Wolverhampton South West
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Luton North
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Stafford
Channon, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Southend West
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Davyhulme
Clifton-Brown, Mr Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Coe, Sebastian
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Falmouth and Camborne
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Romsey and Waterside
Congdon, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Croydon North East
Coombs, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Wyre Forest
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 1994
Gillingham
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Beverley
Currie, Mrs Edwina
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
South Derbyshire
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Stamford and Spalding
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Cheadle
Deva, Nirj
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Brentford and Isleworth
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Dicks, Terry
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Hayes and Harlington
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Rutland and Melton
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1994
Dartford
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Reading West
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Harrow East
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Welwyn Hatfield
Faber, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Westbury
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Mid Staffordshire
Fishburn, Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Kensington
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Ayr
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Reigate
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Harborough
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Ludlow
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Chesham and Amersham
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Billericay
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Hendon North
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
South West Cambridgeshire
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Ealing North
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
North West Surrey
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Leeds North West
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Exeter
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Birmingham, Hall Green
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Saffron Walden
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Blackpool South
Hawksley, Warren
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
North Hertfordshire
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Southampton, Test
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Orpington
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Ravensbourne
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Basingstoke
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
North Colchester
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Wealden
Knapman, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Stroud
Knight, Dame Jill
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Burton
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Broxtowe
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Aylesbury
Maitland, Lady Olga
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Sutton and Cheam
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
West Gloucestershire
Marlow, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Northampton North
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
East Hampshire
Mellor, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Putney
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
North West Hampshire
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Altrincham and Sale
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Teignbridge
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Taunton
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Torridge and West Devon
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
South West Hertfordshire
Pattie, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Chertsey and Walton
Porter, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Wirral South
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Corby
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Lewes
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Blaby
Robertson, Mr Raymond
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Aberdeen South
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Broxbourne
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Dover
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Pudsey
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Hereford
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Aldridge-Brownhills
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Chislehurst
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
North Bedfordshire
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Warwick and Leamington
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
West Dorset
Stern, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Bristol North West
Sumberg, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Bury South
Sweeney, Walter
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Vale of Glamorgan
Sykes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Scarborough
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Southend East
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Leominster
Thomason, Roy
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Bromsgrove
Thompson, Sir Donald
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Calder Valley
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Norwich North
Thurnham, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Bolton North East
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Bridlington
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Bexleyheath
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Surbiton
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Tynemouth
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Buckingham
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Poole
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Eastbourne
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
South Colchester and Maldon
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1994
Macclesfield

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

COMPARISON BETWEEN CONSERVATIVE AND LABOUR COUNCILS (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'of' to end and add 'poor services, arrogance and contempt for those who most need local authority services which is symbolised by the gerrymandering and corruption of the Tory 'flagship' authority of Westminster.'.
Labour, Islington North
22
signatures
EDM 375A1: tabled on 20 January 1994