Early day motion 930

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CONDUCT OF GENERAL ELECTION IN HALIFAX

That this House is concerned at allegations of high levels of voter fraud in Halifax and elsewhere at the 2010 General Election; notes that Calderdale Council has admitted that 763 postal votes from Halifax constituency in that election failed to match voter registration records; is alarmed that, despite the submission of a five page dossier to West Yorkshire Police in May 2010, highlighting examples of voter impersonation, bullying, multiple postal voting, bogus voters and false registration, no formal police investigation was started until September 2010, and only then after resistance; and calls on West Yorkshire Police to instigate an immediate and full investigation into these very serious allegations.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 01.11.2010
Davies, Philip Conservative Party Shipley 09.11.2010
Field, Mark Conservative Party Cities of London and Westminster 12.11.2010
Halfon, Robert Conservative Party Harlow 02.11.2010
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 08.11.2010
Henderson, Gordon Conservative Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 15.11.2010
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 15.12.2010
Stephenson, Andrew Conservative Party Pendle 02.02.2011
Whittaker, Craig Conservative Party Calder Valley 01.11.2010

Amendment 930A1 - CONDUCT OF GENERAL ELECTION IN HALIFAX

leave out from `House' to end and add `condemns the inaccurate and misleading information the Conservative Party has put in the public domain regarding their false allegations of Labour voter fraud in Halifax; notes that the police have put out a statement saying their preliminary investigations into this issue were completed without resistance on their part by July; further notes that the Conservative Party's statement that these investigations were started by the police in September 2010 is factually inaccurate; further notes that the BBC's Politics Show investigated the allegations at the weekend and found nothing to back up the Conservative claims; praises the impartiality and integrity of Calderdale Police and Calderdale Council's electoral services office; looks forward to the findings of the police investigation being completed on Friday 5 November 2010; calls on the Conservative Party to apologise for the behaviour of the defeated Conservative candidate in Halifax; further calls on the Conservative Party to condemn the defeated Conservative candidate in Halifax for signing a Facebook petition calling for a by-election in Halifax; further notes that there is no substance to any of these allegations; further notes that people dislike a bad loser; and suggests that if the police findings show no proof of any of these allegations the Conservative Party should issue a full and frank apology for their smears, spin and untruths.'.

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Blenkinsop, Tom Labour Party Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 04.11.2010
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 08.11.2010
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 03.11.2010
Dakin, Nic Labour Party Scunthorpe 18.11.2010
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 08.11.2010
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 09.11.2010
Jones, Kevan Labour Party North Durham 02.11.2010
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 09.11.2010
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 03.11.2010
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 02.11.2010
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 03.11.2010
Sutcliffe, Gerry Labour Party Bradford South 02.11.2010