Ian Mearns’s voting in Parliament
Ian Mearns is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Ian Mearns’s votes.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
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 more EU integration Show votes
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Ian Mearns never rebelled against their party in this parliament
I agree that we need an aviation strategy, but we also need a much more integrated transport strategy. As my hon. Friend the Member for Wythenshawe and Sale East (Mike Kane) pointed out about the expansion of Manchester airport, the problem for the north-east of England is that it takes more than two hours by rail to get to Manchester. The connectivity is simply shocking, and I honestly...
It is fantastic that my hon. Friend has this debate this morning. The problem with provincial airport capacity using Heathrow as a hub is that we unfortunately rely on flights in and out of Heathrow and those are the very flights that will be squeezed due to the lack of capacity at Heathrow. When they are in competition with increased demand from overseas flights, those provincial flights,...
My hon. Friend is making an excellent point about the fact that the delay in relation to Heathrow could cost the UK economy significant amounts of money. If I am flying from Newcastle, I do not mind which hub I use, as long as I can get where I want to go, so if Heathrow is not developed and the capacity is not there for inbound flights from Newcastle in order for me to change to an...
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Labour MP for Gateshead
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Communities and Local Government
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Public Expenditure
- Ministerial Policy Advisers
- Schools: Vocational Guidance
- Tonnage Tax
Currently held offices
- Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (since 25 Nov 2015)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
- Member, Education Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)
- Chair, Backbench Business Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)
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 7 Jul 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 17 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 73.80% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 105 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 Dec 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: RMT
, North East
Address of donor: Thomas Steels House, 49a Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2EX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 21 May 2015
Name of donor: CWU
, North East Region
Address of donor: 6 Concept Court, Kettlestring Lane, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4XF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 21 May 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Gateshead, owned jointly with my partner: (i) (Registered 19 April 2013
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