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GLC Abolition and London's Future

EDM number 816 in 1989-90, proposed by Tony Banks on 29/03/1990.

That this House notes with approval, but not surprise, the latest opinion poll by Mass Observation indicating that 64 per cent. of Londoners want a strategic body able to plan the capital city; believes that London's traffic chaos, inefficient and expensive transport system, rising crime rate and general tackiness amount to a serious deterioration in the quality of life in London over recent years; further notes the fourth anniversary on 31st March 1990 of the Greater London Council abolition, making London the only world capital without city-wide government; endorses the Labour Party's policy statement, London Pride, which promises the creation of a strategic authority for London responsible, amongst other things, for transport, regional planning, roads, the police, fire-service and waste disposal; and looks forward to the election of a Westminster government which will strengthen local democracy rather than continually abusing and undermining it.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Tony Banks29/03/1990Newham North WestProposed
Jeremy Corbyn29/03/1990Islington NorthSigned
Paul Boateng29/03/1990Brent SouthSigned
Diane Abbott29/03/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
John Fraser29/03/1990NorwoodSigned
Tom Cox29/03/1990TootingSigned
Harry Cohen29/03/1990LeytonSigned
Ken Livingstone29/03/1990Brent EastSigned
Ron Leighton29/03/1990Newham North EastSigned
Kate Hoey29/03/1990VauxhallSigned
Harriet Harman29/03/1990PeckhamSigned
Nigel Spearing29/03/1990Newham SouthSigned
Clive Soley29/03/1990HammersmithSigned
Chris Smith29/03/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Brian Sedgemore29/03/1990Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Joan Ruddock29/03/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Dennis Skinner30/03/1990BolsoverSigned
Ronnie Campbell30/03/1990Blyth ValleySigned
John Cummings30/03/1990EasingtonSigned
Harry Barnes30/03/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Bill Michie02/04/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Andrew Faulds02/04/1990Warley EastSigned
Peter Hardy02/04/1990WentworthSigned
Ron Davies02/04/1990CaerphillySigned
Tony Benn03/04/1990ChesterfieldSigned
Gerry Steinberg03/04/1990Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle03/04/1990Leeds WestSigned
Norman Godman03/04/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie03/04/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe03/04/1990LeighSigned
Nick Brown03/04/1990Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Keith Bradley03/04/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ian McCartney03/04/1990MakerfieldSigned
Terry Patchett03/04/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Terry Lewis04/04/1990WorsleySigned
Alan Meale04/04/1990MansfieldSigned
Paul Flynn04/04/1990Newport WestSigned
James Wray04/04/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Eric Illsley05/04/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Jack Thompson01/05/1990WansbeckSigned
Norman BuchanUnknownWithdrawn
Mildred GordonUnknownWithdrawn

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