Mike Gapes

MP, Ilford South

Ilford South Labour/Co-operative

A selection of Mike Gapes's votes

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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details

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Mike Gapes

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March) (No. 2): Procedure of the House 26 Mar 2015

    Earlier the Leader of the House said that these proposals were coming forward today because we had no Lords amendments to consider and, as a result, there was time. If there had been some Lords amendments, would these proposals not have been brought forward today?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Undercover Policing 26 Mar 2015

    Like many people of my generation, I spent far too many weekends in the ’60s and ’70s on marches and demonstrations against racism, the Vietnam war and many other issues. Many of those people have now become Members of this House. How do we know whether our names are in any of these files? Some 12 years ago, I was contacted by The Sunday Times, which asked me whether I knew...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Falkland Islands Defence Review 24 Mar 2015

    The Secretary of State referred in a previous answer to the international context. Will he tell us what discussions the Government have recently had with Latin American countries and the United States about these issues, given the unwillingness of the US to support Britain with diplomacy in the past?

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Profile

Labour/Co-operative MP for Ilford South

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Changed party from Labour on 30 Mar 2015; from Labour/Co-operative on 11 Apr 2005

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Defence
  • UK Border Agency
  • Entry Clearances
  • UK Visas and Immigration
  • Sri Lanka
  • Yemen

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (18 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 18 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (20 Oct 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Defence Committee (24 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 591 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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