Mrs Christine Butler

Former Labour MP for Castle Point

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Rail Commuters (Castle Point) 27 Feb 2001

    I feel that we have come on a long, wearisome and tedious journey tonight. I take the unusual step of apologising to my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State, who has borne it out so well. Although I know that he has visited some of the subject matter of the debate previously this year, I have about 4,500 daily reasons to be here. Those are my travelling constituents, the poor commuters...
  • Rail Commuters (Castle Point) 27 Feb 2001

    Not only I, but very many of my constituents would have some sympathy with that view. In recent months, when they have seen the so-called new rolling stock coming toward the station platform, they have simply groaned because they know that the new trains simply do not work and would cause further delay to their journey. A young man from my constituency works the early shift in one of the...
  • Petition: Waste Disposal (Essex) 12 Dec 2000

    I thank my hon. Friend for allowing me to intervene in his Adjournment debate. There could be further clarification, and I should like to hear that the waste strategy for Essex contains a presumption against incineration without a caveat. That is the sure way of promoting more recycling with composting, waste minimisation and re-use. I know of nothing in the Government's strategy to the...

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Former Labour MP for Castle Point

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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

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Last updated: 14 May 2001.


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