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Liberal Democrats In The Gorton Constituency (No. 3)

EDM number 680 in 1999-00, proposed by Gerald Kaufman on 02/05/2000.

That this House expresses its contempt for the Liberal Democrats in the Manchester, Gorton constituency for pretending that they have been active in the campaign against North-West Water's disgraceful plan to build a business park called Waterside Park, when the Liberal Democrats have been almost invisible in a campaign which has been organised jointly by the Labour Party and Fairfield Gold and Sailing Club, as a result of which 40,000 signatures were gathered for a petition which helped to persuade the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions to order a public inquiry into this pestilential project, when the main opposition at the inquiry was organised by the party and the club and when the Liberal Democrats were scarcely to be seen at the inquiry; points out that there need never have been a privatised North West Water if the Liberals in the House had not voted in support of the former Right honourable Member for Finchley to bring down the previous Labour government; and further condemns the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Rusholme ward for seeking to deceive local people into believing that he has played an active part in the Friends of Platt Fields organisation when he only started attending this organisation's meetings a short while ago and scarcely ever opens his mouth at the meetings, and when the excellent work of the officers and members of Friends of Platt Fields is in an organisation which was suggested by the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, and of which that Right honourable Member is President.

This motion has been signed by a total of 6 MPs.

Gerald Kaufman02/05/2000Manchester, GortonLabourProposed
David Chaytor03/05/2000Bury NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer10/05/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
John Gunnell16/05/2000Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Alan Simpson17/05/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Austin22/05/2000Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned

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