Gavin Shuker

MP, Luton South

Luton South Labour/Co-operative

Gavin Shuker’s voting in Parliament

Gavin Shuker is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

This is a selection of Gavin Shuker’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

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Gavin Shuker never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Children of Alcoholics 24 Nov 2015

    I salute the bravery of my right hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Liam Byrne) in introducing this debate. On the Minister’s point, will he ensure that all educational professionals have the appropriate training for when a child might disclose something to them? Many alcoholic parents are very concerned about losing their children, so will seek to involve them in the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Police Funding Formula 9 Nov 2015

    I congratulate the Minister on making an apology, as it underlines the importance of the matter. In Bedfordshire, we have the fourth highest level of gun crime, the fifth highest level of burglary, and the seventh highest level of knife crime. We also face a real threat from extremism. We face urban challenges, but we are funded today as a rural force. Even Her Majesty’s inspectorate of...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Human Rights 20 Oct 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

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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
  • Department for International Development
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Prostitution
  • Philippines
  • Floods
  • Charities
  • First Capital Connect

Currently held offices

  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (since 26 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (since 26 Oct 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (International Development) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 52 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 62.88% 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") 130 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: JFB Management Ltd
Address of donor: 10 Orange Street, London WC2H 7DQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 07593021

(Registered 09 July 2015)
Name of donor: Jasvinder Nagra
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,200

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 July 2015)
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 09 July 2015)
Name of donor: Jack Thorne
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 13 July 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
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 04 February 2015)

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