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Conduct Of The Hon. Member For Colne Valley And The Franchise

EDM number 1463 in 1989-90, proposed by Harry Barnes on 25/10/1990.

That this House unreservedly condemns the irresponsible and anti-democratic comments made in an Oral Question to the Prime Minister by the honourable Member for Colne Valley that there is now a case for turning the poll tax into exactly that- for taking the vote away from people who have not paid their community charge and giving it back to them only when they have done so (Official Report, 23rd October, column 187); notes with dismay that the Prime Minister failed to condemn this unprincipled remark; and further notes that the operation of the poll tax has already had an impact upon the sanctity and comprehensiveness of the franchise in that the interconnections of the poll tax and electoral registers has been a key factor in the shortfall of the numbers of people on the electoral register, including the alarming fall of 8.5 per cent. in the franchise in Finchley in the last two years.

This motion has been signed by a total of 66 MPs.

Harry Barnes25/10/1990North East DerbyshireProposed
Diane Abbott25/10/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Tommy Graham25/10/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Mildred Gordon25/10/1990Bow and PoplarSigned
Llin Golding25/10/1990Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Maria Fyfe25/10/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Paul Flynn25/10/1990Newport WestSigned
John Evans25/10/1990St Helens NorthSigned
Frank Doran25/10/1990Aberdeen SouthSigned
Terry Davis25/10/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Ron Davies25/10/1990CaerphillySigned
Tam Dalyell25/10/1990LinlithgowSigned
John Cummings25/10/1990EasingtonSigned
Bob Cryer25/10/1990Bradford SouthSigned
Graham Allen25/10/1990Nottingham NorthSigned
Win Griffiths25/10/1990BridgendSigned
Tony Banks25/10/1990Newham North WestSigned
James Wray25/10/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Audrey Wise25/10/1990PrestonSigned
David Winnick25/10/1990Walsall NorthSigned
Alan Williams25/10/1990Swansea WestSigned
Michael Welsh25/10/1990Doncaster NorthSigned
Mike Watson25/10/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
Jack Thompson25/10/1990WansbeckSigned
Gavin Strang25/10/1990Edinburgh EastSigned
Gerry Steinberg25/10/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Gerry Bermingham25/10/1990St Helens SouthSigned
Tony Benn25/10/1990ChesterfieldSigned
John Battle25/10/1990Leeds WestSigned
Kevin Barron25/10/1990Rother ValleySigned
Jim Cousins25/10/1990Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Jeremy Corbyn25/10/1990Islington NorthSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours25/10/1990WorkingtonSigned
David Hinchliffe25/10/1990WakefieldSigned
Peter Hardy25/10/1990WentworthSigned
Clive Soley25/10/1990HammersmithSigned
Dennis Skinner25/10/1990BolsoverSigned
Clare Short25/10/1990Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Brian Sedgemore25/10/1990Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Ernie Ross25/10/1990Dundee WestSigned
Jeff Rooker25/10/1990Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Dawn Primarolo25/10/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Terry Patchett25/10/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Peter Pike25/10/1990BurnleySigned
Max Madden25/10/1990Bradford WestSigned
Nigel Griffiths25/10/1990Edinburgh SouthSigned
Norman Hogg25/10/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Eric Illsley25/10/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Terry Lewis25/10/1990WorsleySigned
Ronnie Campbell25/10/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Nick Brown25/10/1990Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Roland Boyes25/10/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Chris Mullin25/10/1990Sunderland SouthSigned
Lewis Moonie25/10/1990KirkcaldySigned
Bill Michie25/10/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale25/10/1990MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey25/10/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Ken Livingstone25/10/1990Brent EastSigned
Tony Lloyd25/10/1990StretfordSigned
Alice Mahon25/10/1990HalifaxSigned
Michael Martin25/10/1990Glasgow, SpringburnSigned
John McAllion25/10/1990Dundee EastSigned
Ian McCartney26/10/1990MakerfieldSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe26/10/1990LeighSigned
Chris Smith29/10/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Keith Bradley29/10/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned

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