Ivan Lewis

MP, Bury South

Bury South Labour

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How Ivan Lewis voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Ivan Lewis never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Hallett Report 9 Sep 2014

    I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of her statement. The continued pain of the families and friends of the Hyde park victims should be at the forefront of our minds today, as well as all those in both communities who have never had truth or justice in relation to their own injuries or the loss of loved ones during the troubles. The outcome of the Downey case undoubtedly caused...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: EU Grants and Loans 1 Sep 2014

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what circumstances the use of European Investment Bank loans by the Northern Ireland Executive would lead to a reduction in the block grant from his Department.
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: New Businesses: Northern Ireland 1 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the monies made available for the Government's Start-Up Loans scheme has been allocated to businesses in Northern Ireland since the scheme began.

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Labour MP for Bury South

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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)

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 143 written questions in the last year — well 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 59.24% 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.
  • 139 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ivan Lewis’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 582 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

6. Overseas visits
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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