Ian Mearns

MP, Gateshead

Gateshead Labour

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.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Ian Mearns’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ian Mearns’s full vote analysis page for more.

Ian Mearns has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 28 Apr 2016

    I thank the Leader of the House for the announcement of the business. With this afternoon’s business, which was nominated by the Backbench Business Committee, the day and half-day next week, and the half-day in the following week, we are inching ever closer to the 27 days to which the Backbench Business Committee and Back Benchers are entitled within the parliamentary Session. I thank...
  • Business of the House 21 Apr 2016

    I thank the Leader of the House and the shadow Leader of the House for their birthday wishes. I am in the fortunate position of sharing a birthday with Her Majesty every year. I am afraid to say, though, that we are getting to the state of play where the candles are costing more than the cake. May I just point out to the Leader of the House that, on occasion, Members from across the House ask...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Shipping: Pay 19 Apr 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on convening a cross-government and stakeholder working party on the application of the national minimum wage for seafarers; and when he expects that working party to meet.

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Profile

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
  • 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 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ian Mearns’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 25 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.71% 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.
  • 115 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Mearns’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 109 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

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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