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Tim Yeo affair - Effect on Government’s back to basics policy

Title
Tim Yeo affair - Effect on Government’s back to basics policy
Genre
News report; Interview; Press conference
TX Date
6 Jan 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:04:18
Description
David Kermode reports on reaction to revelations about the extra-marital affair of Environment Minister, Tim Yeo with Conservative councillor, Julia Stent, as a result of which he fathered a daughter, Claudia-Marie Stent. Prime Minister, John Major is insisting that his Back to Basics policy has not been damaged by the scandal and has vowed to continue the campaign, but the opposition parties are accusing the Conservatives of hypocrisy. Includes statements by John Major; Frank Dobson MP; Matthew Taylor MP; Marcus Fox, chairman of the Conservative 1922 Committee; Mayor of Haverhill, Aldine Horrigan; South Suffolk County councillor Selwyn Prior.
Contributors
Frank Dobson; John Major; Marcus Fox; David Kermode; Matthew Taylor; Aldine Horrigan; Selwyn Prior
Keywords
Government; Conservative Party; Members of Parliament; Children (family); Government policy; Politicians; Resignation (political); Extra-marital sex; Political scandals; Constituencies; Tim Yeo; Julia Stent; South Suffolk

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