Ivan Lewis

Bury South Labour

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How Ivan Lewis voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails

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Ivan Lewis never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Cost of Living 2 Apr 2014

    Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in terms of both output and pay, Northern Ireland has been the region hardest hit by the recession. One in six workers are on low pay, and the average household has seen a 9% drop in income. What are the Government going to do about the cost of living crisis facing the people of Northern Ireland?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Cost of Living 2 Apr 2014

    The idea that our Government caused the global banking crisis is complete nonsense, given that the Conservatives were calling for deregulation year after year after year. May I ask the right hon. Gentleman to answer a serious question about Northern Ireland? Political stalemate on welfare reform within Northern Ireland and between the Northern Ireland Executive and the Treasury now poses a...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Haass Process 2 Apr 2014

    Does the Secretary of State agree that following the local and European elections and the conclusion of the judge-led inquiry into on-the-runs at the end of May, all Northern Ireland parties should see it as their top priority to reach a speedy agreement on the issues covered by the Haass talks? Three years of elections in Northern Ireland cannot lead to permanent political logjam.

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Labour MP for Bury South


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Topics of interest

  • International Development
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Overseas Aid
  • St Helena: Airports
  • Arms Trade
  • Consultants
  • Procurement

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (13 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State ( Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (10 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Care Services), Department of Health (13 Jul 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health (8 May 2006 to 13 Jul 2007)
  • Economic Secretary, HM Treasury (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Skills (4 Nov 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Skills and Vocational Education), Department for Education and Skills (10 Sep 2004 to 4 Nov 2004)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Skills (11 Jun 2001 to 10 Sep 2004)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 75 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 60.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 31 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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.
  • 133 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ivan Lewis’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 579 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: World Vision UK
Address of donor: Opal Drive, Fox Milne, Milton Keynes, MK15 0ZR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation, food, transport and entry cards for myself and one member of staff, with a total value of £847.68
Destination of visit: Gisenyi, Rwanda; and Goma, Eastern DRC
Date of visit: 22-23 January 2013
Purpose of visit: Visits to projects
(Registered 4 April 2013 )
Address of donor: BM LFI, London W1N 3XX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of visit; £2,900
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Date of visit: 19-24 May 2013
Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories
(Registered 6 June 2013)
Name of donor: British Council
Address of donor: 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel, accommodation and meals; total £997.84
Destination of visit: Hammamet, Tunisia
Date of visit: 14-17 November 2013
Purpose of visit: to attend the Hammamet Conference
(Registered 17 December 2013)
Name of donor: Sightsavers UK
Address of donor: Grosvenor Hall, Bolnore Rd, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4BX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for myself and a staff member, flights and ground transport, accommodation and meals with a total value of £5,801.06
Destination of visit: Malawi
Date of visit: 20-26 July 2013
Purpose of visit: to visit early childhood development projects, to meet Ministers and to promote an early childhood development campaign
(Registered 18 December 2013)

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