Ian Lucas

MP, Wrexham

Wrexham Labour

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How Ian Lucas 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") Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Ian Lucas hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Employment in Wales 27 Jan 2015

    Is my hon. Friend aware that Office for National Statistics figures indicate that, in the past year alone in Wrexham, the median wage fell by 7.4%? That is the impact of the Government’s policies on individuals in my constituency.
  • [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Employment in Wales 27 Jan 2015

    Another crucial impact has been from the Tory VAT increase, which takes money directly out of consumers’ pockets—[Interruption.] I am sorry that the Government Members are so upset by my saying that, but my constituents are upset about money out of their pockets going straight to the Treasury rather than our high streets.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Child Abuse Inquiry 22 Jan 2015

    The Home Secretary set up the Macur review into the Waterhouse inquiry in north Wales more than two years ago and it is yet to report. There is growing expectation in north Wales that it will not report until after the general election. Is the Home Secretary aware that that is contributing to a collapse in confidence in the political process that has affected all of our reputations? Will she...

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Labour MP for Wrexham

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Libya
  • Remploy
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Syria
  • Ministers

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Business and Regulatory Reform) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Business and Regulatory Reform), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (25 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (23 Mar 2010 to 25 Mar 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Business and Regulatory Reform), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (13 Oct 2009 to 23 Mar 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Business and Regulatory Reform), Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (10 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Liam Byrne, Minister of State), Cabinet Office (16 Oct 2008 to 17 Dec 2008)
  • Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (7 May 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • PPS (Mr Liam Byrne, Minister of State), HM Treasury (29 Jan 2008 to 29 Sep 2008)
  • PPS (Mr Liam Byrne, Minister of State), Home Office (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (before 10 Nov 2005 to 6 Sep 2006)
  • Member, Transport Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 91 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 195 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 73.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 72 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Lucas’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 377 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: Al-Borj (An-Nahar) Bldg, 4th Floor, Martyrs Square, Beirut, Zip Code: 11-4353, Lebanon
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel costs, accommodation and subsistence with a value of £1,700
Destination of visit: Lebanon
Date of visit: 26-29 January 2014
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding delegation organised by the Council for Arab British Understanding, in my capacity as Shadow Middle East Minister
(Registered 17 February 2014)
Address of donor: El Sherouk City, Suez Desert Road, Cairo 11837; P.O. Box 43
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,300
Destination of visit: Cairo, Egypt
Date of visit: 13-16 June 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet the new President, meet government ministers, religious leaders, British Council, IPU and representatives of civil society in Egypt and discuss developments taking place in the run up to parliamentary elections, in my capacity of Shadow Minister for Africa and Middle East
(Registered 4 July 2014)
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange
Address of donor: c/o Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue, Suite 836, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,586.56
Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank
Date of visit: 25-29 July 2014
Purpose of visit: Participation in the Australia UK Israel Leadership Council in my capacity as Shadow Minister for the region including discussions with Israeli politicians and representatives of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah to discuss security and the peace process in the Middle East.
(Registered 28 August 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (non-practising). (Registered 6 November 2009)

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