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COMPARISON BETWEEN CONSERVATIVE AND LABOUR COUNCILS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 375A1: tabled on 20 January 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Eric Pickles on 18 January 1994. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.