Mr John Gunnell

Former Labour MP for Morley and Rothwell

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Health and Social Care Bill: Before Clause 12 10 May 2001

    I add my voice to that of my hon. Friend the Member for Wakefield (Mr. Hinchliffe). When we considered this matter in the Health Committee, we were convinced of the need for a less haphazard advocacy system that was genuinely independent. Advocates must be independent of the hospital trusts that employ them and which they investigate. We certainly need the advocacy system to be more...
  • NHS Mental Health Services 1 Mar 2001

    I rise to speak on the use of electro-convulsive therapy in the national health service, about which I have been concerned for a long time and which comes within the framework of the Select Committee's activities. In view of my impending retirement, this is probably my last opportunity to make this particular point, which is another reason for my wishing to speak. The Minister will be aware...
  • Government Support for the Arts 26 Nov 1999

    I am fortunate to have experienced a painful event: as the leader of West Yorkshire council, I experienced being abolished. The loss of office and the loss of the work done by the council was a most painful experience. However, I can now look back on it as a positive one, because we were able to initiate and implement several arts initiatives, with the support of the relevant district...

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Former Labour MP for Morley and Rothwell

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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

Also represented Leeds South and Morley

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

1. Remunerated directorships
Yorkshire Fund Managers (non-executive), a company jointly owned by Yorkshire Enterprise Ltd., a publicly owned regional venture capital company, and York Trust Limited.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Former university teacher (in receipt of pension).
Occasional fees for articles and publications.
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000). Fees donated directly to charities, schools etc.
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director of Opera North Limited (unremunerated).
Honorary President, Yorkshire and Humberside Development Association.
Honorary President, North of England Regional Consortium.
Trustee, National Coal Mining Museum for England.
Honorary Director, South Leeds Groundwork Trust Limited.

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