Jackson, Peter (3 of 3).  The History of Parliament Oral History Project

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    Interviewee's home, London

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    Jackson, Peter, 1928- (speaker, male)

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    Ruxton, Sandy, 1959- (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 3: Description of caring for elderly mothers. [02:02] Description of meeting Eric Lovett and EL’s role in electoral reform society. Description of joining the electoral reform society. Description of PJ monitoring the 1994 South African election as well as elections in Bosnia Herzegovina and Hungary. Expression of opposition to the Alternative Vote [AV]. Tells of wife voting for AV so PJ voting to cancel out her vote. [06:08] Discussion of time in Australia and time campaigning on abortion. [09:55] Discussion of Police and Crime Commissioner elections. Description of PJ’s opposition to the police. [11:35] Description of high points of time in office. Mentions Jeremy Hunt. Description of writing to Frank Field. Tells of Tom McMillan throwing away letters from constituencies. [15:21] Description of membership of Euthanasia society. Mentions interest in Kenya and abuse by British troops. Discussion of changes to MPs replying to letters.

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    Life story interview with Peter Jackson (1928-), former Labour Member of Parliament.

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