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David Alton to resign from Lib Dems

Title
David Alton to resign from Lib Dems
Genre
News report; Interview; Speech
TX Date
14 Sep 1992
Year of production
1992
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Duration
00:03:01
Description
Paul Rowley reports on the decision of David Alton MP to resign from the Liberal Democrats at the next election. The move follows the party’s decision to support the right of women to have abortions reversing previous policy. Alton, who is noted for his opposition to abortion, will remain as an MP, but is likely to stand as an independent. Speakers include: David Alton; chief whip Archie Kirkwood; Simon Hughes Lib Dem MP.
Contributors
David Alton; Paul Rowley; Simon Hughes; Archie Kirkwood
Keywords
Political parties; Abortion; Members of Parliament; Liberal Democrats; Resignation (political); David Alton

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