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 against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes

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Ian Mearns never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Syria 26 Nov 2015

    Those in ISIL have proved themselves to be brutal and merciless killers, but they have recruits from many, many different places. If we can defeat ISIL/Daesh militarily, given that the nature of the threat and the mindset of its members, does that mean eradicating every single man and woman with a connection? If not, where and how do we intend to contain and detain those who are left until...
  • Business of the House 19 Nov 2015

    I am grateful to the Leader of the House for the business statement. There will be a Backbench Business Committee debate on the Airports Commission next Thursday. I also thank him for giving notice of the business on 30 November, which has been allocated to the Backbench Business Committee. He can be assured that the Committee has an ample supply of applications and business to fill the...
  • Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: Further Education 18 Nov 2015


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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 21 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 78.03% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 104 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 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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