Miss Joan Lestor

Former MP for Eccles

Recent appearances

  • Clause 2: Child Poverty 18 Mar 1997

    I will not go out on a note of discord. All that I will say is that it was wrong to abolish free school milk, because milk is essential to the diet of all our children.
  • Clause 2: Child Poverty 18 Mar 1997

    The hon. Gentleman is being rather unfair, and is taking advantage of a situation. As I understand it, what has been discussed or said is that there is a problem whereby the children of the rich stay on at school, such as those at Eton college which is in my old constituency, and their parents, who can well afford to keep them at school, receive child benefit for them; whereas children of...
  • Clause 2: Child Poverty 18 Mar 1997

    I have served as a Member of Parliament for 26 years, having entered the House 30 years ago, been rejected for four years by Slough but then been embraced in a love affair with Eccles. During that time I have done many things and had many interests as a parliamentarian, but the issue that has dominated my life has been that of children both here and abroad, and I wanted to go out on a note...

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Former MP for Eccles

Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election

Also represented Eton and Slough

Previous MPs in this constituency

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