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Leith-Edinburgh Amalgamation

EDM number 1206 in 1989-90, proposed by Ron Brown on 28/06/1990.

That this House notes that 70 years ago the town of Leith, known the world over for its advanced ideas in municipal services, was amalgamated with conservative Edinburgh by Parliamentary decree, contrary to the vote of Leithers in a local referendum arranged by Captain Benn, the local Member of Parliament; recognises that political changes have taken place over the years and that the working class of both communities have united to fight the injustices created by capitalism; believes that the Labour-controlled city council should hold a special meeting to commemorate the anniversary; and calls on all Labour representatives to uphold the Leith motto - Persevere - by resisting the poll tax and Tory policies in general.

This motion has been signed by a total of 57 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Ronald Brown28/06/1990Edinburgh LeithProposed
Tony Benn28/06/1990ChesterfieldSeconded
David Lambie28/06/1990Cunninghame SouthSeconded
Gavin Strang28/06/1990Edinburgh EastSeconded
Frank Doran28/06/1990Aberdeen SouthSeconded
Nigel Griffiths28/06/1990Edinburgh SouthSeconded
Richard Caborn28/06/1990Sheffield CentralSigned
Ronnie Campbell28/06/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Dale Campbell-Savours28/06/1990WorkingtonSigned
Tom Clarke28/06/1990Monklands WestSigned
David Clelland28/06/1990Tyne BridgeSigned
Harry Cohen28/06/1990LeytonSigned
Tom Cox28/06/1990TootingSigned
Harry Ewing28/06/1990Falkirk EastSigned
Paul Flynn28/06/1990Newport WestSigned
George Foulkes28/06/1990Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Maria Fyfe28/06/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Norman Godman28/06/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Tommy Graham28/06/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Graham Allen28/06/1990Nottingham NorthSigned
Tony Banks28/06/1990Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes28/06/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Gerry Bermingham28/06/1990St Helens SouthSigned
Jack Thompson28/06/1990WansbeckSigned
Dennis Turner28/06/1990Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Keith Vaz28/06/1990Leicester EastSigned
Robert Wareing28/06/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Mike Watson28/06/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
Michael Welsh28/06/1990Doncaster NorthSigned
Lewis Moonie28/06/1990KirkcaldySigned
Max Madden28/06/1990Bradford WestSigned
Robert Parry28/06/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Terry Patchett28/06/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Martin Redmond28/06/1990Don ValleySigned
John Reid28/06/1990Motherwell NorthSigned
Dennis Skinner28/06/1990BolsoverSigned
Clive Soley28/06/1990HammersmithSigned
Nigel Spearing28/06/1990Newham SouthSigned
Doug Hoyle28/06/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Robert Hughes28/06/1990Aberdeen NorthSigned
Robert Litherland28/06/1990Manchester CentralSigned
Chris Mullin28/06/1990Sunderland SouthSigned
William McKelvey28/06/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Ian McCartney28/06/1990MakerfieldSigned
John McAllion28/06/1990Dundee EastSigned
Jim Marshall28/06/1990Leicester SouthSigned
Alice Mahon28/06/1990HalifaxSigned
Eddie Loyden28/06/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Tony Lloyd28/06/1990StretfordSigned
Ken Livingstone28/06/1990Brent EastSigned
Roy Hughes28/06/1990Newport EastSigned
Norman Hogg02/07/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Bill Michie02/07/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale03/07/1990MansfieldSigned
John Cummings03/07/1990EasingtonSigned
Eric Illsley12/07/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Allen AdamsUnknownWithdrawn

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