Politics: The House: Ministers back Jackson for NEC
Friday 12 June 1998
Ms Jackson, the Labour MP for Sheffield Hillsborough, is understood to have received around 70 nominations, including the Secretary of State for Education's. She runs against the whips' "slate" of three candidates, and her supporters said Cabinet ministers refused to be limited to the semi-official slate. John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister, is backing Dennis Skinner in the elections.
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