Gavin Shuker

MP, Luton South

Luton South Labour/Co-operative

A selection of Gavin Shuker's votes

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  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Details
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details

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Gavin Shuker never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Multinational Companies 18 Jun 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to (a) help developing countries create efficient tax regimes for multi-national corporations and (b) work with governments in other countries to ensure an equitable tax system for multi-national corporations in developing countries.
  • Sustainable Development Goals 16 Jun 2015

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Turner, and to be back in Parliament for this important debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Patrick Grady) on an excellent opening speech that set the tone for the rest of the debate. I offer my extended congratulations for the first time to the Minister and welcome him to his role. He will already know from the...
  • Sustainable Development Goals 16 Jun 2015

    I agree completely with that well-put point. I add that one challenge that everyone in our generation must face following the negotiation of the first millennium development goals is increasing urbanisation, which could leave some people even more disconnected. On issues such as universal healthcare, the problem becomes obvious: how can a healthcare system reach out across all communities?...

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Luton South

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015

Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Department for International Development
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Prostitution
  • Philippines
  • Floods
  • Charities
  • First Capital Connect

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (International Development) (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Mar 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Transport Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 18 Jul 2011)

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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 50 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 62.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 127 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: CARE (Christian Action Research and Education)
(b) Address of donor: 53 Romney St, London SW1P 3RF
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Four days a week voluntary service from October 2013 to July 2014 provided by a volunteer intern who is self funding except for a bursary of £7,150 as a member of the educational leadership programme at the charity CARE.
(b) Date of receipt: 22 October 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 22 October 2013
(b) Donor status: company, registration 3481417
(b) (Registered 30 October 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Christian Aid
Address of donor: 35 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RL
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,011.18
Destination of visit: El Salvador
Date of visit: 6-11 September 2014
Purpose of visit: to visit communities directly affected by climate change, meet parliamentarians, officials and a government minister working on the issue, and to meet other Christian Aid partner organisations.
(Registered 23 September 2014)
Name of donor: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Address of donor: The Living Planet Centre, Rufford House, Brewery Road, Woking GU21 4LL
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation at a value of £1,818.60
Destination of visit: Pakistan
Date of visit: 19-25 October 2014
Purpose of visit: to visit climate change projects in Pakistan.
(Registered 19 November 2014)
Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians
Address of donor: 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of flights, accommodation and transport totaling £1,100
Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel
Date of visit: 16-19 January 2015
Purpose of visit: fact finding visit to the West Bank organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Medical Aid for Palestinians.
(Registered 4 February 2015)

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