Mr Tom Driberg

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

  • Representation of the People Bill: Representation of the People 7 Feb 1974

    Obviously, the provisions of the Bill will be extremely welcome to candidates of all parties, and we do not oppose it in principle. But I think it legitimate to observe, Mr. Speaker, that the recommendation of your Conference is an explicit recognition of the appalling inflation and atrocious rise in the cost of living which has taken place under this outgoing Conservative Government. Only a...
  • Representation of the People Bill: Representation of the People 7 Feb 1974

    Of course. It goes up every day. That is one of the reasons why we on this side welcome the forthcoming General Election, so that my party, which will then, I believe, be in government—I shall not be here myself—may take practical steps to redeem the present Prime Minister's promise to cut prices at a stroke, or take steps which would reduce inflation at a stroke. The Conservative...
  • Representation of the People Bill: Representation of the People 7 Feb 1974

    —is part of the necessity which arises from the Prime Minister's decision to call the General Election with what is really a quite unseemly rush.

More of Mr Tom Driberg’s recent appearances


Former MP for Barking

Entered the House of Commons on 25 June 1942 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Maldon

Future MPs in this constituency

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