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Conduct Of The Honourable Member For Hartlepool

EDM number 356 in 1996-97, proposed by Jacques Arnold on 16/12/1996.

That this House notes responsibility of the honourable Member for Hartlepool for the Labour Election Campaign HQ, and the Campaign HQ's responsibility for the failed attempt to rig the result of the BBC Today Programme "Personality of the Year" poll; understands his lack of confidence in the ability of the Leader of the Labour Party to win the poll on his own merit and his recognition of the need to rig the poll; observes his incompetence in failing to succeed in his campaign to rig the poll, or even to place his Leader amongst the qualifying six; condemns his employment of senior civil servants in a party political capacity despite Labour's untrue allegations of political misuse of civil servants by the Government; notes the betrayal of subordinates by disclaiming responsibility for their actions; doubts his control over the organisation, highlighted by his denial of any foreknowledge of the Audience Participation Unit's scheme; and considers that this catalogue of events in taking responsibility for a small organisation throws into doubt his suitability to headany Department of State.

This motion has been signed by a total of 69 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Jacques Arnold16/12/1996GraveshamProposed
Michael Colvin16/12/1996Romsey and WatersideSigned
Graham Riddick16/12/1996Colne ValleySigned
Bob Dunn16/12/1996DartfordSigned
Anthony Durant16/12/1996Reading WestSigned
Hugh Dykes16/12/1996Harrow EastSigned
David Evans16/12/1996Welwyn HatfieldSigned
Peter Fry16/12/1996WellingboroughSigned
George Gardiner16/12/1996ReigateSigned
Anthony Grant16/12/1996Cambridge South WestSigned
Rupert Allason16/12/1996TorbaySigned
Michael Grylls16/12/1996Surrey North WestSigned
John Hannam16/12/1996ExeterSigned
Robert Atkins16/12/1996South RibbleSigned
Nicholas Baker16/12/1996North DorsetSigned
Vivian Bendall16/12/1996Ilford NorthSigned
Peter Bottomley16/12/1996ElthamSigned
Andrew Bowden16/12/1996Brighton, KemptownSigned
Michael Stephen16/12/1996ShorehamSigned
Michael Stern16/12/1996Bristol North WestSigned
Roy Thomason16/12/1996BromsgroveSigned
Donald Thompson16/12/1996Calder ValleySigned
Malcolm Thornton16/12/1996CrosbySigned
John Townend16/12/1996BridlingtonSigned
Neville Trotter16/12/1996TynemouthSigned
Peter Viggers16/12/1996GosportSigned
Ray Whitney16/12/1996WycombeSigned
John Whittingdale16/12/1996Colchester South and MaldonSigned
David Willetts16/12/1996HavantSigned
Tim Yeo16/12/1996South SuffolkSigned
Bill Cash16/12/1996StaffordSigned
Andrew Rowe16/12/1996Kent MidSigned
David Shaw16/12/1996DoverSigned
Tim Smith16/12/1996BeaconsfieldSigned
Jerry Hayes16/12/1996HarlowSigned
Ralph Howell16/12/1996North NorfolkSigned
Robert Hughes16/12/1996Harrow WestSigned
John Hunt16/12/1996RavensbourneSigned
Andrew Hunter16/12/1996BasingstokeSigned
Toby Jessel16/12/1996TwickenhamSigned
Geoffrey Johnson Smith16/12/1996WealdenSigned
Elaine Kellett16/12/1996LancasterSigned
Jill Knight16/12/1996Birmingham, EdgbastonSigned
Ivan Lawrence16/12/1996BurtonSigned
Keith Mans16/12/1996WyreSigned
Michael Marshall16/12/1996ArundelSigned
Winston Churchill16/12/1996DavyhulmeSigned
John Carlisle16/12/1996Luton NorthSigned
John Butcher16/12/1996Coventry South WestSigned
Ian Bruce16/12/1996South DorsetSigned
Michael Brown16/12/1996Brigg and CleethorpesSigned
Julian Brazier16/12/1996CanterburySigned
Steven Norris16/12/1996Epping ForestSigned
David Nicholson16/12/1996TauntonSigned
Fergus Montgomery16/12/1996Altrincham and SaleSigned
Roger Moate16/12/1996FavershamSigned
Patrick McNair-Wilson16/12/1996New ForestSigned
John Marshall16/12/1996Hendon SouthSigned
Rhodes Boyson16/12/1996Brent NorthSigned
James Spicer17/12/1996West DorsetSigned
Bill Walker17/12/1996North TaysideSigned
David Sumberg17/12/1996Bury SouthSigned
Den Dover17/12/1996ChorleySigned
James Pawsey17/12/1996Rugby & KenilworthSigned
Roy Beggs14/01/1997East AntrimSigned
Nicholas Winterton14/01/1997MacclesfieldSigned
Rod Richards15/01/1997Clwyd North WestSigned
Allan Stewart15/01/1997Renfrewshire EastSigned
John GunnellUnknownWithdrawn

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