Ian Mearns

Gateshead Labour

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How Ian Mearns voted
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  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails

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Ian Mearns hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for Gateshead

Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Ministerial Policy Advisers
  • Schools: Vocational Guidance
  • Academies
  • Free Schools

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (8 Nov 2010 to 1 May 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 25 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 75.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 93 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: BASF plc
Address of donor: PO Box 4, Earl Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire SK8 6QG
Amount of donation (or estimate of probable value): BASF paid directly for flights,  accommodation and hospitality, transfers and other incidentals; total £840.62
Destination of visit: BASF Chemical complex, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Date of visit: 23-24 July 2013
Purpose of visit: Industry and Parliament Trust visit to the BASF complex in Ludwigshafen. (Registered 29 August 2013)
8. Land and Property
House in Gateshead, owned jointly with my partner. (Registered 19 April 2013)

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