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Poll Tax

EDM number 467 in 2000-01, proposed by Gordon Prentice on 20/03/2001.

That this House notes that the poll tax was abolished 10 years ago on 21st March 1991 and that it was widely regarded as the most unfair and inequitable system of taxation devised since the Middle Ages; recalls that the Right honourable Member for Kensington and Chelsea, the Shadow Chancellor, was the Minister for Local Government who brought in the poll tax in 1988 and that the Right honourable Member for Wokingham was the man who dreamt the idea up as head of the Downing Street Policy Unit; and considers the enthusiastic support given to the tax by the Right honourable Member for Richmond (Yorks) and the Right honourable Member for Maidstone and The Weald to have been significant errors of judgment.

This motion has been signed by a total of 59 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Gordon Prentice20/03/2001PendleLabourProposed
Andrew MacKinlay20/03/2001ThurrockLabourSigned
Alice Mahon20/03/2001HalifaxLabourSigned
Judy Mallaber20/03/2001Amber ValleyLabourSigned
Norman Godman20/03/2001Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
David Taylor20/03/2001North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bill Michie21/03/2001Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton21/03/2001GowerLabourSigned
David Chaytor21/03/2001Bury NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/03/2001Islington NorthLabourSigned
Terry Davis21/03/2001Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Win Griffiths21/03/2001BridgendLabourSigned
Harry Barnes21/03/2001North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
John McWilliam21/03/2001BlaydonLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty21/03/2001Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Terry Lewis21/03/2001WorsleyLabourSigned
Colin Pickthall21/03/2001West LancashireLabourSigned
Ernie Ross21/03/2001Dundee WestLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins21/03/2001Luton NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley21/03/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Lynne Jones21/03/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Stephen Ladyman21/03/2001South ThanetLabourSigned
David Lepper21/03/2001Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Simon Thomas22/03/2001CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew Dismore22/03/2001HendonLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt22/03/2001CrawleyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara22/03/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner22/03/2001BolsoverLabourSigned
Harold Best23/03/2001Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Robert Wareing26/03/2001Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Tony Banks26/03/2001West HamLabourSigned
Frank Cook26/03/2001Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar26/03/2001Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe27/03/2001Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis27/03/2001Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Eric Clarke27/03/2001MidlothianLabourSigned
Vincent Cable27/03/2001TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Russell Brown27/03/2001DumfriesLabourSigned
Brian Iddon27/03/2001Bolton South EastLabourSigned
John Robertson27/03/2001Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Neil Turner28/03/2001WiganLabourSigned
Paul Stinchcombe28/03/2001WellingboroughLabourSigned
John Gunnell28/03/2001Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Bill Etherington28/03/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin28/03/2001Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ian Davidson28/03/2001Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Connarty28/03/2001Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Alan Simpson28/03/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Betty Williams29/03/2001ConwyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis29/03/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
George Galloway29/03/2001Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Paul Marsden29/03/2001Shrewsbury & AtchamLabourSigned
Syd Rapson29/03/2001Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Peter Pike29/03/2001BurnleyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer02/04/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara04/04/2001Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Janet Dean04/04/2001BurtonLabourSigned
Alan Campbell05/04/2001TynemouthLabourSigned
David Crausby05/04/2001Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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