A selection of Mike Gapes's votes
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Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Details
Voted moderately against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
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Mike Gapes sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament
I add my voice to those of other Members who have said that it is time for all of us, including our national media, to start to categorise this organisation, which we are against in a wide-ranging international struggle, as what it is: a criminal caliphate; murderous monsters; homophobic horrors; and people who have nothing to do with a state.
It is more than a death cult. It is worse than that, because its members are interested not just in themselves dying, but in trying to kill people of all faiths and none throughout the world. There can be no negotiation with such organisations, and that means we have to rethink—sadly—some approaches we have taken in recent years. In Syria we also have to recognise, as we look back...
I agree entirely. That was the point of my intervention on the Secretary of State earlier. The German Government have provided far more weaponry than we have to the KRG in Iraq, but the United States and our Government are still reluctant to directly provide weaponry. The Syrian Kurds may be getting some limited support, but because of Turkey’s concerns and Baghdad’s objections,...
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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
- UK Border Agency
- Entry Clearances
- UK Visas and Immigration
- Sri Lanka
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 51 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.
- Has voted in 78.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 596 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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