Ian Mearns

MP, Gateshead

Gateshead Labour

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How Ian Mearns voted
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details

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Ian Mearns hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza 21 Jul 2014

    Events over the weekend have been horrendous. What is going on in Gaza is atrocious. Our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives on flight MH17 in Ukraine. One of my constituents, John Alder, was on that flight. Along with Liam Sweeney from Newcastle, John was going to see Newcastle United play in a pre-season tournament in New Zealand. John was an extraordinary man...
  • Business of the House 17 Jul 2014

    I welcome the Leader of the House to his position. Given the location of his very scenic and beautiful constituency, he may be aware of the importance of transport infrastructure expenditure on the prospects for local economies. Given that Northern Rail and Network Rail do not have an investment programme in the next five-year control period for anywhere north of York, may we have a debate on...
  • Business of the House 3 Jul 2014

    Last night I attended a function organised by the all-party group on rail in the north at which Northern Rail set out its future investment programme. Unfortunately, it will only go as far north as York. At another recent meeting, Network Rail outlined its proposals for the next control period, none of which will go beyond York. The current disparity in public infrastructure spending between...

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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

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 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 74.84% 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") 95 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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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