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EDM number 1256 in 1993-94, proposed by Ken Livingstone on 19/05/1994.

That this House calls on Westminster Conservative councillors to explain why schemes in an environmental project called Quality of Life were, according to internal Tory documents, to be targeted as far as possible into eight marginal wards in Westminster; notes that this targeting was part of the so-called Building Stable Communities strategy whose aim was to gerrymander the 1990 local elections; further notes that the councillor in charge of the Quality of Life project was Miles Young, currently the Leader of Westminster Council; calls on him to explain why in 1987 he put forward proposals that were subsequently implemented for the unlawful targeting of environmental and enforcement spending in the marginal wards, his role in the eviction of homeless young people from the Ambrosden Hostel in his marginal ward of Victoria and its subsequent sale to developers at ú2 million below its market value as part of the gerrymandering strategy and his role in co-ordinating unlawful party political publicity expenditure by the council through the so-called BSC Communications Strategy; and also calls on Robert Davis, the current Chair of the Planning Committee in Westminster, to explain why he wrote a paper in 1987 advocating that planning enforcement resources should, in line with BSC strategy, be concentrated in target marginal wards to ensure that the right type of homes are provided bringing with it the right sort of voters.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Ken Livingstone19/05/1994Brent EastProposed
Jeremy Corbyn20/05/1994Islington NorthSigned
Harry Barnes20/05/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
John Evans23/05/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Alan Wynne Williams23/05/1994CarmarthenSigned
Robert Wareing23/05/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Norman Godman23/05/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Maria Fyfe23/05/1994Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Jean Corston23/05/1994Bristol EastSigned
Eric Clarke23/05/1994MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale23/05/1994MansfieldSigned
Lynne Jones23/05/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Helen Jackson23/05/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Clive Soley23/05/1994HammersmithSigned
Bridget Prentice23/05/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Robert Parry23/05/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Colin Pickthall23/05/1994West LancashireSigned
Ronnie Campbell24/05/1994Blyth ValleySigned
David Young24/05/1994Bolton South EastSigned
Paddy Tipping24/05/1994SherwoodSigned
Gerry Steinberg24/05/1994Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle24/05/1994Leeds WestSigned
Derek Enright24/05/1994HemsworthSigned
Jim Dowd24/05/1994Lewisham WestSigned
David Clelland24/05/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Bill Michie24/05/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Eddie Loyden24/05/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Robert Litherland24/05/1994Manchester CentralSigned
Peter Hardy24/05/1994WentworthSigned
Rachel Squire24/05/1994Dunfermline WestSigned
Michael Connarty24/05/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Illsley25/05/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Ian Davidson25/05/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Bill Etherington25/05/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Llew Smith26/05/1994Blaenau GwentSigned
Win Griffiths14/06/1994BridgendSigned
Harry Cohen17/06/1994LeytonSigned
Andrew Faulds21/06/1994Warley EastSigned
Martyn Jones22/06/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Jack Thompson30/06/1994WansbeckSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours07/07/1994WorkingtonSigned
Audrey Wise11/07/1994PrestonSigned
Mike Gapes20/07/1994Ilford SouthSigned
John Gunnell20/07/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned

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