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 reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Ian Mearns hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

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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)

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.
  • Has received answers to 20 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 74.68% 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.
  • 110 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Mearns’s activity
  • 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: 13 Oct 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)
8. Land and Property
House in Gateshead, owned jointly with my partner. (Registered 19 April 2013)

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