Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke

Former MP for Darwen

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: ASEAN (Discussions) 11 May 1983

    Does my right hon. Friend know that the Foreign Secretary of Thailand, whose Government have recently been returned triumphantly at the polls, now feels strong enough to consider visiting Hanoi to make direct contact with Vietnam and to discuss Kampuchea? If his mission is supported in general by ASEAN, as he believes it will be, will my right hon. Friend give the support of the Government...
  • Parliamentary Boundary Commissions 1 Mar 1983

    I have a suspicion that even when that tremendous day comes and the new boundaries and new large constituencies are produced, there will still be considerable dissatisfaction. There always is dissatisfaction because a boundary draws a line that somebody does not like. Therefore, when I hear of all the dreadful ways in which the boundary commissioners have operated the rules on this occasion,...
  • Parliamentary Boundary Commissions 1 Mar 1983

    I should have thought that there was a need to change them in many circumstances but I do not want to deal with the future at the moment because we have quite enough to do with the present. The present position of single-Member constituencies is such that there is always criticism of the boundary commissioners. Given the rather muddled rules that the boundary commissioners have been given by...

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Former MP for Darwen

Entered the House of Commons on 25 October 1951 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

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