Gordon Marsden

MP, Blackpool South

Blackpool South Labour

Gordon Marsden campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Gordon Marsden’s voting in Parliament

Gordon Marsden is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Gordon Marsden sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Gordon Marsden generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Gordon Marsden has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • 30 Jun 2016

    It did not do them much good.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Traineeships Programme 28 Jun 2016

    The Minister has tried to construct a reassurance on traineeships, but the facts that have been dragged from the Government tell a different story. Freedom of information figures published in FE Week show that just 9% of 19 to 24-year-olds and just one in five of all 16 to 24-year-olds went from traineeships to apprenticeships. The Labour party has consistently supported traineeships for...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education 28 Jun 2016

    The Minister’s higher education White Paper rightly bangs on about how important high-level skills are, but the imminent skills White Paper is not even part of his new Higher Education and Research Bill. With those who teach, manage and work in HE fearful of the consequences of Brexit, should he not be prioritising skills strategies for both our community-based and internationally...

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Labour MP for Blackpool South

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Transport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Department for Transport
  • Apprentices
  • Regional Growth Fund
  • Students: Loans
  • Vocational Training
  • Apprentices: Taxation

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (since 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (12 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (1 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 30 Sep 2009)
  • PPS (Mr Michael Wills, Minister of State), Ministry of Justice (28 Jun 2007 to 7 Feb 2008)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 8 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (10 Nov 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 16 Apr 1999)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Communication Workers Union
Address of donor: The Broadway, London SW19 1RX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 08 June 2015)
Name of donor: Communication Workers Union
Address of donor: The Broadway, London SW19 1RX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £500.01

Donor status: trade union (Registered 08 June 2015)
Name of donor: Communication Workers Union
Address of donor: The Broadway, London SW19 1RX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £500.01

Donor status: trade union (Registered 08 June 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: EAS (Enterprise Estonia)
Address of donor: Lasnamae 2 ,11412, Tallinn, Estonia

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation, food and receptions; £450

Destination of visit: Tallinn, Estonia

Date of visit: 9-11 July 2015

Purpose of visit: at the invitation of Estonia's Friends International, participating in international discussions about cyber-security, cultural and topical issues affecting Estonia and digital economic development.

(Registered 25 January 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Family residential property in Greater Manchester: (i).

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