Ian Mearns

MP, Gateshead

Gateshead Labour

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How Ian Mearns voted
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  • Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Ian Mearns hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Youth Services Provision 10 Sep 2014

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to maintain the level of youth services provision.
  • Affordable Homes Bill 5 Sep 2014

    I rise only to put the hon. Gentleman’s mind at rest. I have had an inordinate amount of correspondence from my constituents asking me to come and support this private Member’s Bill. I have not had a single item of correspondence asking me to come and stifle a European referendum bill. I am here for the bedroom tax Bill.
  • Backbench Business: Non-league Football 4 Sep 2014

    In future where clubs find themselves without a ground to play in, if the stadium still exists might we be able to find some mechanism for getting the supporters trust to be allowed to recognise and register the ground and stadium as an asset of community value?

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Labour MP for Gateshead

Entered 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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee
  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons)
  • Member, Education Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 20 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 74.82% 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") 97 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Aug 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 16 April 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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