Ms Jo Richardson

Former MP for Barking

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address: Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities 5 Nov 1991

    Today, a number of my hon. Friends have expressed their regret at some of the omissions from the Queen's Speech. However, I was riveted by the speech of the hon. Member for Taunton (Mr. Nicholson), who welcomed a measure that he thought was in the Queen's Speech. I am sure that it will highlight his constituents' day when they read the record of the debate and learn that their representative...
  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address: Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities 5 Nov 1991

    No, I would not. Women are not convinced by the Prime Minister's conversion. It is all very well to discuss with industry the promotion of women to board rooms and senior managerial positions, but in general women see that, if the Government do not tackle low pay and unequal pay and provide some help with child care, women will not in any sense be equal or have any kind of equal rights....
  • Orders of the Day — Abortifacient Drug (Licence) 22 Jul 1991

    I intervene early in the debate because a number of Conservative Members want to speak. If I do not do so now, I may be squeezed out. The hon. Member for Lancashire, West (Mr. Hind) and my old adversary, if I may so describe him, the right hon. Member for Castle Point (Sir B. Braine), the Father of the House, have spoken against RU486. The right hon. Member for Castle Point made his usual...

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Former MP for Barking

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 1 February 1994 — Died

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