Mike Gapes

Former MP, Ilford South

Ilford South Labour/Co-operative

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Staff 24 Apr 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nationals of each of the other 27 EU countries were employed by (a) her Department and (b) UK Visas and Immigration in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014, (iii) 2015 and (iv) 2016.
  • Syria and North Korea 18 Apr 2017

    The Foreign Secretary’s original statement was comprehensive and measured, but it had one significant omission—there was no mention of Turkey. There are 3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey and, as he knows, the Turkish Government and President Erdogan have called for a no-fly zone. Others, including myself, have called for a no-fly zone over Idlib. What discussions are ongoing...
  • Business of the House 18 Apr 2017

    Inflation is rising, real living standards are potentially going to decline and we know that there will be very difficult negotiations with our European Union partners. Is not the real reason that the Prime Minister has called this election so that she can avoid having a general election in 2020, which would be very dangerous for her party? She thinks that she can win now in order to avoid...

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Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Ilford South

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005; Labour until 30 Mar 2015

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Topics of interest

Mike Gapes campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Defence
  • UK Border Agency
  • Entry Clearances
  • UK Visas and Immigration
  • Sri Lanka
  • Yemen

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jan 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (25 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Apr 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (18 Jul 2005 to 12 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 18 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (20 Oct 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Defence Committee (24 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)

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  • Has spoken in 65 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Mike Gapes’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 58.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 100 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 626 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
13 July 2016, £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing a survey. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid direct to Redbridge Organisers, a branch of my constituency party. (Registered 26 August 2016)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys. Unless stated otherwise, all fees paid direct to Redbridge Organisers, a branch of my constituency party. (Registered 26 August 2016)
24 April 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 26 August 2016)
7 July 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 26 August 2016)
21 August 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 26 August 2016)
18 December 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 26 August 2016)
19 January 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 26 August 2016)
8 April 2016, payment of £100. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 26 August 2016)
9 May 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Fee paid direct to Ilford South Labour Party. (Registered 26 August 2016)
22 July 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 26 August 2016)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys. All fees paid direct to Ilford South Labour Party. (Registered 26 August 2016)
14 April 2015, payment of £100. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 26 August 2016)
2 April 2016, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 26 August 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Labour Friends of Israel (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) BM LFI, London WC1N 3XX (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) flights, accommodation, meals, airport and taxi transfers, with a value of £1,500 (2) fast track access through security check, passport control, registration and customs, value £75.

Destination of visit: Israel and Palestinian territories

Dates of visit: 2-6 January 2017

Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian co-existence campaigners, politicians, academics and diplomats.

(Registered 23 January 2017)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): travel and accommodation with a total value of £3,500

Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates

Dates of visit: 1-7 April 2017

Purpose of visit: As part of the UAE APPG, to meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures to build on the bilateral relationship and promote trade and investment ties.

(Registered 10 April 2017)

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