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Management Of A Hypothetical Labour Government Majority

EDM number 548 in 1991-92, proposed by Jacques Arnold on 23/01/1992.

That this House notes the prediction of the Leader of the Opposition that the Labour Party would achieve a majority of 20 honourable Members following the next general election; recalls the amendment to the Prime Minister's motion (Autumn Statement) tabled by the Right honourable Member for Chesterfield and the honourable Members for Islington North, Bolsover, Tottenham, Newham North West and Hackney South and Shoreditch, together with other honourable Members being in total 25, in which they called for socialist policies including 'major cuts in the arms' budget, the harnessing of the nation's savings, a fair and progressive taxation system...'; and also demanded a restoration of local government democracy, full trade union rights...'; calculates that such a hypothetical Labour Government would therefore rely on the votes of those 25 Right honourable and honourable Members and a further considerable number of left wingers currently amongst the ranks of Labour prospective parliamentary candidates; and calls upon the Leader of the Opposition to explain whether he would capitulate to the pressure of such a group and their demands, or if not, how he proposes to control them.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

Jacques Arnold23/01/1992GraveshamProposed
William Powell23/01/1992CorbySigned
Neville Trotter23/01/1992TynemouthSigned
Richard Tracey23/01/1992SurbitonSigned
David Sumberg23/01/1992Bury SouthSigned
Rupert Allason23/01/1992TorbaySigned
George Gardiner23/01/1992ReigateSigned
Janet Fookes23/01/1992Plymouth DrakeSigned
Bob Dunn23/01/1992DartfordSigned
Geoffrey Dickens23/01/1992Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
Timothy Devlin23/01/1992Stockton SouthSigned
Nicholas Budgen23/01/1992Wolverhampton South WestSigned
Emma Nicholson23/01/1992Torridge & West DevonSigned
Roger Moate23/01/1992FavershamSigned
Patrick McNair-Wilson23/01/1992New ForestSigned
Robin Maxwell-Hyslop23/01/1992TivertonSigned
Toby Jessel23/01/1992TwickenhamSigned
Andrew Hunter23/01/1992BasingstokeSigned
Ralph Howell23/01/1992North NorfolkSigned
James Hill23/01/1992Southampton, TestSigned
James Spicer23/01/1992West DorsetSigned
Keith Speed23/01/1992AshfordSigned
David Shaw23/01/1992DoverSigned
Anthony Nelson23/01/1992ChichesterSigned
Douglas French24/01/1992GloucesterSigned
John Wilkinson24/01/1992Ruislip - NorthwoodSigned
Ian Grist24/01/1992Cardiff CentralSigned
Harry Greenway24/01/1992Ealing NorthSigned
Michael Morris24/01/1992Northampton SouthSigned
Tim Smith24/01/1992BeaconsfieldSigned
Marion Roe27/01/1992BroxbourneSigned
David Knox27/01/1992Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Den Dover27/01/1992ChorleySigned
Bill Walker27/01/1992North TaysideSigned
Nicholas Winterton27/01/1992MacclesfieldSigned
Alistair Burt28/01/1992Bury NorthSigned
Jonathan Aitken29/01/1992South ThanetSigned
James Couchman30/01/1992GillinghamSigned
Ian Bruce31/01/1992South DorsetSigned

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