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Church Wardens

EDM number 61 in 1998-99, proposed by Owen Paterson on 30/11/1998.

That this House, noting that church wardens are the holders of the oldest elected office in this country and recognising the important and valuable work that they do in parishes throughout England, views with concern the Church Wardens Measure, shortly to come before the House's Ecclesiastical Committee; deplores the fact that it confers arbitrary powers on bishops which would enable them to dismiss properly elected church wardens without stating the reason and without the church wardens having any right to appeal, and to install their own appointed nominees; and calls upon the Ecclesiastical Committee to deem the Measure inexpedient.

This motion has been signed by a total of 60 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Owen Paterson30/11/1998North ShropshireConservativeProposed
Paul Tyler30/11/1998North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Syms30/11/1998PooleConservativeSigned
Desmond Swayne30/11/1998New Forest WestConservativeSigned
Crispin Blunt30/11/1998ReigateConservativeSigned
John Bercow30/11/1998BuckinghamConservativeSigned
Dominic Grieve30/11/1998BeaconsfieldConservativeSigned
James Gray30/11/1998North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Teresa Gorman30/11/1998BillericayConservativeSigned
Christopher Fraser30/11/1998Mid Dorset & North PooleConservativeSigned
Graham Brady30/11/1998Altrincham & Sale WestConservativeSigned
David Prior30/11/1998North NorfolkConservativeSigned
Phil Sawford30/11/1998KetteringLabourSigned
Nick St Aubyn30/11/1998GuildfordConservativeSigned
Gerald Howarth30/11/1998AldershotConservativeSigned
Eleanor Laing30/11/1998Epping ForestConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis30/11/1998New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Tim Loughton30/11/1998East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Steve Webb01/12/1998NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes01/12/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock01/12/1998Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Howard Flight01/12/1998Arundel & South DownsConservativeSigned
Vincent Cable01/12/1998TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ken Livingstone01/12/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Paul Keetch01/12/1998HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders01/12/1998TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Duncan02/12/1998Rutland & MeltonConservativeSigned
Ronnie Fearn02/12/1998SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Baker02/12/1998LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Charles Wardle02/12/1998Bexhill & BattleConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton02/12/1998CongletonConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton02/12/1998MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
John Cummings02/12/1998EasingtonLabourSigned
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown02/12/1998CotswoldConservativeSigned
Andrew Robathan02/12/1998BlabyConservativeSigned
Laurence Robertson02/12/1998TewkesburyConservativeSigned
David Ruffley02/12/1998Bury St EdmundsConservativeSigned
John Hayes02/12/1998South Holland & The DeepingsConservativeSigned
Andrew Lansley02/12/1998South CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Michael Clapham02/12/1998Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Shaun Woodward03/12/1998WitneyConservativeSigned
Alan Beith03/12/1998Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Baldry03/12/1998BanburyConservativeSigned
Nigel Jones03/12/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Iddon03/12/1998Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Nick Harvey03/12/1998North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner03/12/1998BolsoverLabourSigned
John Cryer07/12/1998HornchurchLabourSigned
Paul Burstow08/12/1998Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Colvin08/12/1998RomseyConservativeSigned
Bill Etherington08/12/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Christopher Gill08/12/1998LudlowConservativeSigned
David Taylor09/12/1998North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Alan Simpson17/12/1998Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Michael Jabez Foster18/01/1999Hastings & RyeLabourSigned
Tony McWalter21/01/1999Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Neil Gerrard18/05/1999WalthamstowLabourSigned
Mark Todd08/06/1999South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Barry Jones20/10/1999Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Ann CryerUnknownWithdrawn

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