Mike Gapes

MP, Ilford South

Ilford South Labour/Co-operative

Mike Gapes’s voting in Parliament

Mike Gapes is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

However, Mike Gapes sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Mike Gapes generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Mike Gapes’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mike Gapes’s full vote analysis page for more.

Mike Gapes has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Libya 19 Apr 2016

    The Foreign Secretary has said that there is no appetite in Libya for foreign combat troops on the ground. Is there any appetite in the Libyan political system for foreign air forces or foreign naval forces operating in Libyan territorial waters?
  • Junior Doctors Contracts 18 Apr 2016

    May I tell the Secretary of State about my admission to hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning? I spent five and a half weeks in intensive care. I had many conversations with doctors during the time I was in St Mary’s hospital, Paddington. I ask him to look at the circumstances of those doctors today, as they do work weekends. We do have a weekend NHS. It is not true to say...
  • Panama Papers 11 Apr 2016

    The Prime Minister referred to his anti-corruption summit. Will he tell us which countries will be represented there? Will an invitation be extended to either President Putin or some of his corrupt cronies, and those who fund the RT propaganda channel, to explain the $2 billion held in Panama by that corrupt regime?

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Ilford South

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005; Labour until 30 Mar 2015


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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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (since 5 Jan 2016)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 25 Jun 2015)

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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Mike Gapes’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 46.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 101 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mike Gapes’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 604 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received for completion of opinion surveys for ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. Hours: 15 -20 mins each. All payments donated to Redbridge Organiser's account, unless otherwise stated. (Registered 03 June 2015)
June 2013, I received £75. (Registered 03 June 2015)
March 2014, I received £75. (Registered 03 June 2015)
April 2014, I received £75. (Registered 03 June 2015)
June 2014, I received £75. (Registered 03 June 2015)
July 2014, I received £75. (Registered 03 June 2015)
November 2014, I received £75. (Registered 03 June 2015)
January 2015, I received £75. Payment donated to Ilford South Labour Party. (Registered 03 June 2015)
February 2015, I received £75. (Registered 03 June 2015)
Payments received for completion of opinion surveys for YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT. Hours: 15 -20 mins each. All payments donated to Ilford South Labour Party, unless otherwise stated.
November 2013, I received £80. (Registered 03 June 2015)

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