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Conviction Of Malcolm Kennedy

EDM number 1207 in 1993-94, proposed by Chris Mullin on 10/05/1994.

That this House notes with concern the conviction of Malcolm Kennedy for the manslaughter of Patrick Quinn in a cell at Hammersmith Police Station on 24th December 1990; notes that this result was achieved only after one trial, one successful appeal and two retrials; notes that when the Appeal Court quashed Mr Kennedy's original conviction they called for all the new evidence to be put before a jury; further notes that, despite this, the Crown went to some lengths to resist the presentation of evidence to a jury which might have implicated officers of the Metropolitan Police in the death of Mr Quinn; also notes defence allegations that police records were re-written or withheld; believes that Mr Justice Swinton Thomas erred in allowing the trial to go ahead in the absence of PC Paul Giles, the officer who it was alleged returned home with blood on his shirt and who has a history of violence and instability; believes that the conviction of Mr Kennedy is unsafe; and invites the Appeal Court to rule accordingly.

This motion has been signed by a total of 63 MPs.

Chris Mullin10/05/1994Sunderland SouthProposed
Brian Sedgemore10/05/1994Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Clive Soley10/05/1994HammersmithSigned
Stephen Byers10/05/1994WallsendSigned
Jean Corston10/05/1994Bristol EastSigned
Diane Abbott10/05/1994Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Janet Anderson11/05/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Mike Watson11/05/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Harry Barnes11/05/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks11/05/1994Newham North WestSigned
Win Griffiths11/05/1994BridgendSigned
John Evans11/05/1994St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings11/05/1994EasingtonSigned
Bill Michie11/05/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alice Mahon11/05/1994HalifaxSigned
Robert Parry11/05/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Lynne Jones11/05/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Dennis Skinner11/05/1994BolsoverSigned
Bridget Prentice11/05/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Ronnie Campbell11/05/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Eric Clarke12/05/1994MidlothianSigned
Jim Dowd12/05/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Alan Meale12/05/1994MansfieldSigned
Eric Illsley12/05/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Colin Pickthall12/05/1994West LancashireSigned
Ken Livingstone13/05/1994Brent EastSigned
Neil Gerrard13/05/1994WalthamstowSigned
John Battle13/05/1994Leeds WestSigned
Norman Hogg16/05/1994Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/05/1994Islington NorthSigned
Tommy Graham17/05/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
James Callaghan17/05/1994Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie17/05/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Ian McCartney17/05/1994MakerfieldSigned
Harry Cohen17/05/1994LeytonSigned
Max Madden18/05/1994Bradford WestSigned
Martyn Jones14/06/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Jim Cunningham16/06/1994Coventry South EastSigned
Andrew Faulds21/06/1994Warley EastSigned
Mike Hall22/06/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Jack Thompson30/06/1994WansbeckSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours07/07/1994WorkingtonSigned
Simon Hughes17/10/1994Southwark and BermondseySigned
Helen Jackson17/10/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Piara S Khabra17/10/1994Ealing, SouthallSigned
Denis MacShane17/10/1994RotherhamSigned
Roland Boyes17/10/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Terry Davis17/10/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jeff Rooker18/10/1994Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Geoffrey Robinson19/10/1994Coventry North WestSigned
Gordon Oakes19/10/1994HaltonSigned
David Clelland20/10/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Austin Mitchell24/10/1994Great GrimsbySigned
Paul Tyler24/10/1994North CornwallSigned
Alan Simpson25/10/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Jamie Cann25/10/1994IpswichSigned
John Denham25/10/1994Southampton, ItchenSigned
Mildred Gordon26/10/1994Bow and PoplarSigned
John Gunnell26/10/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jim Wallace27/10/1994Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Bill Etherington28/10/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Paddy Tipping31/10/1994SherwoodSigned
Doug Hoyle02/11/1994Warrington NorthSigned

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