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.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
  • 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 against reducing central government funding of local government 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

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 16 Jul 2015

    I note on the Order Paper today that nominations for membership of the Backbench Business Committee have been forthcoming. We are not yet completely open for business, but I hope that by Monday we will be and that on Tuesday we can have our first meeting. Under normal circumstances, we would be looking for submissions to the Committee by the previous Friday, which would be today. I have...
  • Business of the House 9 Jul 2015

    I am sure that Members on both sides of the House will have noticed the complete absence in the business statement of any time for debates on subjects nominated by the Backbench Business Committee. Will the Leader of the House please allocate us at least some time before the recess, and use his influence to extract the names of nominees for the Committee from the Conservative party? Names...
  • Points of Order 6 Jul 2015

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Just this afternoon I have been informed that unfortunately, no nominations for membership of the Backbench Business Committee have been forthcoming from the Government. Will you indulge me by using your offices to see whether nominations can be extracted from them?

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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

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 30 Mar 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)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 12 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 71.70% 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.
  • 126 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: 10 Aug 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)

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