Ian Mearns

MP, Gateshead

Gateshead Labour

A selection of Ian Mearns's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details

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Ian Mearns never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Tyne and Wear Metro 1 Jul 2015

    I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this timely debate. No doubt the Minister, in responding to the debate, will point to the current significant investment programme in the Metro, but that investment is in infrastructure, ticketing and barriers, not in the rail cars, which are the most vital component. They are 40 years old and deeply in need of replacement to alleviate problems such...
  • Tyne and Wear Metro 1 Jul 2015

    My hon. Friend makes an excellent point about the Metro system. In case the Minister thinks this is just a number of north-east MPs complaining about historical issues, I checked the Twitter feed before I came to this debate. Today we have had: “No trains South Gosforth - Monkseaton due to signalling problems.” Another Twitter message stated: “Most Metro ticket machines are...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment 30 Jun 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment assessment appointments failed to take place as a result of double booking of appointments between 2010 and 2015.

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Labour MP for Gateshead

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

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 (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (29 Apr 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (8 Nov 2010 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 75.68% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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 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") 101 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.

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