Mike Gapes

MP, Ilford South

Ilford South Labour

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How Mike Gapes voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails

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Mike Gapes hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq 22 Jul 2014

    What the Government’s policy is on the future constitutional and political status of Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq 22 Jul 2014

    Unfortunately, the Foreign Secretary is not here, but in his last appearance as Defence Secretary, he told me three times that the British Government were in favour of a unified state in Iraq. Is the reality not that a state of Iraq will continue only if there is the loosest possible confederation? Given the facts on the ground, we should be doing far more to support the Kurdistan region,...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: UK Visas and Immigration 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken for the Director General, UK Visas and Immigration to reply to hon. Members in (a) all and (b) urgent visit visa cases was in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

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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 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — 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 66.97% 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") 562 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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