Mike Gapes

MP, Ilford South

Ilford South Labour

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How Mike Gapes voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Mike Gapes hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Government Strategy Against IS 12 Sep 2014

    The Minister said that the Government welcome the statement made by President Obama. President Obama is very clear that the United States will engage in air strikes not just in Iraq but in Syria. It has been suggested that the reticence of and division between the Foreign Secretary and No. 10 relate to legal advice that military action and air strikes in Syria would be illegal. Can the...
  • Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security 10 Sep 2014

    I disagree with the hon. Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis) about the idea of containing ISIS, because allowing a caliphate, however small or large, to establish itself would pose a great threat to the neighbouring Arab countries.
  • Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security 10 Sep 2014

    Perhaps we can talk about a different wording later. When I was in Perth three weeks ago, I visited the Black Watch museum, and after that I visited Edinburgh, where I was struck by a very interesting exhibition on the role of Scottish troops and Scottish diaspora troops in the British imperial forces during the first world war. Is it not sad that an organisation is campaigning on an...

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Labour MP for Ilford South

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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Topics of interest

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2 Feb 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2010 to 19 Jan 2010)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Arms Export Controls (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 20 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Defence Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — 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.
  • Has voted in 67.09% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 567 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) UK-Korea forum for the Future; (2) The Korea Foundation
Address of donor: (1) 14 Sandgate Lane, London SW18 3JP; (2) 10th floor, Diplomatic Center, 2558 Nambusunhwanno, Seochu-gu, Seoul 137-863
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):
(1)Flights: value £2,644; (2) Accommodation; value £999
Destination of visit: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Date of visit: 11-15 June 2013
Purpose of visit: To attend the annual meeting of the UK-Korea Forum for the Future
(Registered 15 July 2013; updated 13 August 2013)
Name of donor: Council of Ministers
Address of donor: c/o Kurdistan Regional Government, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation etc with a value of £3,000
Destination of visit: Erbil, Duhok and Domiz refugee camp, Iraqi Kurdistan
Date of visit: 10-15 November 2013
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit with the All-Party Group for the Kurdistan region of Iraq
(Registered 12 December 2013)
Name of donor: Government of Taiwan and Taipei Representative Office
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): London-Taipei return flight, £3,300; hotels, meals and transportation, £1,200; total cost £4,500
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 28 December 2013-4 January 2014
Purpose of visit: fact-finding political visit.
(Registered 20 January 2014)

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