Ian Mearns

MP, Gateshead

Gateshead Labour

Ian Mearns’s voting in Parliament

Ian Mearns is a Labour MP, and so 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 for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • 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
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency 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

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 never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 17 Sep 2015

    I thank the Leader of the House for giving us advance notice of the business for 12 October, which is Backbench Business Committee-nominated business—debates on superfast broadband rollout and on the political situation in Northern Ireland. I am sure the right hon. Gentleman will welcome the fact that following the misunderstanding last week, the Backbench Business Committee is...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions 15 Sep 2015

    With only 6% of 16 to 18-year-olds going into apprenticeships, may I ask the Secretary of State what specific steps he is taking to ensure that the 3 million apprenticeships that the Government hope to create are of good quality, are quality assured and have proper qualifications that will lead to increasing the trainee’s career prospects and are not used, as we are currently seeing in...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Trade Union Bill 14 Sep 2015

    It is an attack not just on freedom of association but on freedom of speech. People have to give notice of what they are going to put on a blog or on Twitter. That is inventing the concept of secondary tweeting, for goodness’ sake. It is in the consultation document, and therefore can be enacted afterwards.

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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

Currently held offices

  • 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 14 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 73.97% 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.
  • 125 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Mearns’s activity
  • 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: 28 Sep 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: National Union of Rail Maritime and Transport Workers
Address of donor: Unity House, 39 Charlton Street, London NW1 1JD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 02 March 2015)
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)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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