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

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Mike Gapes occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Mike Gapes in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Male Suicide and International Men’s Day 19 Nov 2015

    Order. I say to hon. Members: please can we conduct this debate in a civil manner, without it degenerating into an argument of that kind? I ask all Members, please, can we get back to the subject of the debate? Mr Walker wanted to intervene.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: G20 and Paris Attacks 17 Nov 2015

    The content and tone of the Prime Minister’s statement spoke not just for the Government, but for the country. He referred to Mount Sinjar and the retaking of Sinjar by Kurdish forces supported by the international coalition. The all-party group on the Kurdistan region in Iraq visited the region and on Saturday I was with the Kurds on the frontline south of Kirkuk. Those Kurdish forces...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Paris Terrorist Attacks 16 Nov 2015

    May I inform the Home Secretary that, over the weekend, there were great celebrations in Iraqi Kurdistan at the recapture of Mount Sinjar by the peshmerga in co-operation with the PYD—the Democratic Union party—in Syria and with the assistance of UK forces in the air, as well as other partners and allies? That has broken the connection between Mosul and Raqqa. Will the Home...

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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 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below 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 49.20% 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.
  • 98 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mike Gapes’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 602 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

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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