How Mike Gapes voted since 2001
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Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Mike Gapes hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Earlier the Leader of the House said that these proposals were coming forward today because we had no Lords amendments to consider and, as a result, there was time. If there had been some Lords amendments, would these proposals not have been brought forward today?
Like many people of my generation, I spent far too many weekends in the ’60s and ’70s on marches and demonstrations against racism, the Vietnam war and many other issues. Many of those people have now become Members of this House. How do we know whether our names are in any of these files? Some 12 years ago, I was contacted by The Sunday Times, which asked me whether I knew...
The Secretary of State referred in a previous answer to the international context. Will he tell us what discussions the Government have recently had with Latin American countries and the United States about these issues, given the unwillingness of the US to support Britain with diplomacy in the past?
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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
- UK Border Agency
- Entry Clearances
- UK Visas and Immigration
- Sri Lanka
Currently held offices
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 6 May 2010)
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 10 Mar 2008)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
- Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (18 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- 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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- Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 17 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 67.07% 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") 591 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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