Mr Joe Ashton

Former Labour MP for Bassetlaw

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Mr Joe Ashton is a former MP for Bassetlaw.

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Bassetlaw

Entered the House of Commons on 31 October 1968 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

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Recent appearances

  • Working Group on Provision for Former Members 2 May 2001

    This is a rather unusual motion, and I am deeply grateful, as are the colleagues who have worked with me on this, to the Speaker, who provided guidance on how to set about tabling it, and my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House, who has been admirably supportive. The Labour Chief Whip has supported us, as have the Chief Whips of the other two main parties. Everybody has been very willing...
  • Working Group on Provision for Former Members 2 May 2001

    Many people have said that; it just so happened that three Members were sitting in a tearoom when I made the suggestion, and that is how the group was formed. To give a couple of examples, Ossie O'Brien, the head of a further education college, came to the House after winning a by-election in Darlington. He was in for only three months because a general election was held after that period...
  • Working Group on Provision for Former Members 2 May 2001

    That is exactly one of the problems that the working party should consider. Everybody could ask, "What about this or that? How will it work? What are the questions? What are the answers?" We do not know. We must meet and probe. The media say that Vauxhall make mass redundancies, as do the pit villages, and the workers who lose their jobs must put up with it. However, those people can go down...

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