Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Ian Mearns voted on key issues
- Voted very strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- 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 reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans the Government has to increase the proportion of the aid budget disbursed through the private sector; and if she will make a statement.
The Secretary of State recently announced that in response to the recent floods in the south and south-west of England, the Bellwin formula threshold would be ignored, and the Government would pay 100% instead of the normal default of 85%. On 19 February, the Prime Minister announced that people who had been forced out of their homes would be exempt from council tax for the duration. I have...
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will adopt the proposal recommended in the British Chambers of Commerce Skills and Employment Manifesto for government to work with universities to incentivise a greater focus on the development of foreign language skills and overseas mobility.
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Labour MP for Gateshead
Topics of interest
- Communities and Local Government
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Public Expenditure
- Ministerial Policy Advisers
- Schools: Vocational Guidance
- 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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 20 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 75.81% 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") 89 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
6. Overseas visits
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
8. Land and Property
House in Gateshead, owned jointly with my partner. (Registered 19 April 2013)
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