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Conduct Of The Hon. Member For Bethnal Green And Bow

EDM number 1362 in 2005-06, proposed by Martin Linton on 12/01/2006.

That this House expresses its dismay at the decision of the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow to absent himself from his constituency and from Parliament by appearing on a national reality television programme Celebrity Big Brother; notes that the attempt by The Guardian newspaper to raise an enquiry on behalf of a constituent went unanswered by his office other than by his press adviser who, not surprisingly, could not help the constituent; welcomes the internet protest campaign entitled `Get Back to Work, George' which calculates that his absence has cost the British taxpayer over £1,134; further notes that he has missed a debate on the Crossrail Bill, which will have direct consequences for thousands of his constituents, as well as numerous other debates; and further notes the message on his party's website which, under the title Cultural Events, says, `We must now reach out to people who do not go to political meetings... however, this must be done with the utmost subtlety'.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Martin Linton12/01/2006BatterseaLabourProposed
Andrew Dismore16/01/2006HendonLabourSeconded
Ian Austin16/01/2006Dudley NorthLabourSeconded
Phyllis Starkey16/01/2006Milton Keynes South WestLabourSeconded
Jim Dowd16/01/2006Lewisham WestLabourSeconded
Sharon Hodgson17/01/2006Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSeconded
Betty Williams17/01/2006ConwyLabourSigned
Meg Hillier17/01/2006Hackney South and ShoreditchLabourSigned
Paul Truswell17/01/2006PudseyLabourSigned
Linda Gilroy17/01/2006Plymouth, SuttonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones17/01/2006Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock18/01/2006Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra18/01/2006Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt18/01/2006CrawleyLabourSigned
Chris Bryant18/01/2006RhonddaLabourSigned
Michael Penning18/01/2006Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
Robert Goodwill19/01/2006Scarborough and WhitbyConservativeSigned
Mary Creagh19/01/2006WakefieldLabourSigned
Janet Anderson19/01/2006Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Phil Willis20/01/2006Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Emily Thornberry20/01/2006Islington South and FinsburyLabourSigned
Martin Salter24/01/2006Reading WestLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd24/01/2006Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Claire Curtis-Thomas24/01/2006CrosbyLabourSigned
Rob Marris25/01/2006Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Roberta Blackman-Woods25/01/2006City of DurhamLabourSigned
David Burrowes26/01/2006Enfield, SouthgateConservativeSigned
Barbara Keeley26/01/2006WorsleyLabourSigned
David Borrow30/01/2006South RibbleLabourSigned
David Crausby08/02/2006Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Julie Morgan14/02/2006Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Adam PriceUnknownWithdrawn

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