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Last Updated: Friday, 17 February 2006, 07:45 GMT
Mo Mowlam tribute plans praised
Mo Mowlam at Teesside University
Councillors want help to decide on a memorial for Mo Mowlam
People on Teesside have been praised for their response to appeals for ideas for a permanent memorial to the area's late MP Mo Mowlam.

More than 30 suggestions have been received by bosses at Redcar and Cleveland Council.

The proposals, which include a statue, will now be discussed in detail by a special working party on 22 February.

Ms Mowlam, who was Redcar MP from 1987 to 2001, and also Northern Ireland Secretary, died last August aged 55.

An area on Redcar promenade, next to the boating lake, has been identified as a suitable location for the memorial. It is just yards from where Ms Mowlam lived.

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Redcar and Cleveland mayor Peter Spencer said: "I think it's a brilliant response and just goes to show how much the people thought of Mo that they are so interested in giving suggestions.

"We will now meet again to sift through them all to see what is manageable and what isn't.

"Part of our discussions will also be about how the public can fund a memorial through subscriptions."

The group is to meet outside Ms Mowlam's former home on Newcomen Terrace in Redcar to examine the boating lake site, as well as another option, the Memorial Garden on Coatham Road, opposite the town's cenotaph.

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