Mr Ron Leighton

Former MP for Newham North East

Recent appearances

  • British Steel 16 Feb 1994

    Although I think that the Commission's proposal is outrageous, the Minister cannot object. He voted for the Single European Act, and for the Maastricht and other European treaties which handed over the British steel industry to the unelected and unaccountable Commission. Of course there is an alternative. This sovereign Parliament could say that the proposal is unfair and un-British, and that...
  • Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance 3 Feb 1994

    The London borough of Newham has more than its fair share of problems. Its economy was based on port-related activities in the docks and on the railways. All that has gone, leaving a great void. Newham's docks, the Royal docks, are still an eerily empty moonscape. The promised development associated with the London Docklands development corporation has just not happened. Newham has suffered...
  • Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance 3 Feb 1994

    It is fraudulent. We saw the Minister about the fact that we were short-changed on capital financing and homelessness last year, and he did not dispute the point. If the old SSA methodology had remained, we would have received £18·75 million more than we have been offered under the present settlement. That cannot be right. Whatever formula was fed into the computer, it must have been...

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Former MP for Newham North East

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 28 February 1994 — Died

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