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Conservative MP Peter Thurnham resigns party whip

Title
Conservative MP Peter Thurnham resigns party whip
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
23 Feb 1996
Year of production
1996
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Duration
00:04:03
Description
Bolton MP Peter Thurnham has resigned the Conservative Party whip, ostensibly over the Scott Report into arms sales to Iraq. John Major’s majority is now only two and party reaction was mostly hostile. Jeff Collins reports. Contributions from Peter Thurnham himself; Prime Minister John Major; Deputy Constituency Chairman, Michael Lager; Ken Taylor, Constituency Agent in Coventry South West; Liz Dodsworth, from Welsh Secretary William Hague’s constituency office in Richmond, North Yorkshire; Norman Critchley, Chairman in Thurman’s Bolton North East constituency, who says they have elected a new parliamentary candidate to replace him: Robert Wilson.
Contributors
John Major; Jeff Collins; Norman Critchley; Peter Thurnham; Ken Taylor; Michael Lager; Liz Dodsworth
Keywords
Government; Conservative Party; Members of Parliament; Political activists; Peter Thurnham; Scott Report; Robert Wilson

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