Mr Robert Litherland

Former MP for Manchester Central

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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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 18 Jun 1996

    The Prime Minister will understand that there are no words to describe the loathing that Manchester people have for the perpetrators of the crime against our city last Saturday, but it has happened and we must now begin to rebuild Manchester. Mancunians are resilient people, but they require help. Will the Prime Minister today give the assurance to the House that the Government will offer...
  • Prayers: British Council 1 May 1996

    I am delighted but saddened to have the opportunity to highlight the impact of the £22 million cut over the next three years on the British Council and its role as our principal agency for cultural relations abroad and in our aid programmes and diplomacy. The council's future has been undermined and jeopardised by the cuts. The Government know that full well, because the council has...
  • Orders of the Day — Hmso 18 Dec 1995

    I have been connected with the print industry for 51 years. I started in the industry as a boy of 14, and I am rightly proud of the fact that I am a sponsored member of the Graphical, Paper and Media Union. My prime allegiance is to the workers who are affected by the privatisation policy. The question that goes begging is, "Why privatisation at all?" The Minister repeatedly recognised the...

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Former MP for Manchester Central

Entered the House of Commons on 27 September 1979 — unknown

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

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