Mike Gapes

Former Independent MP for Ilford South

@MikeGapes https://facebook.com/mikegapesmp

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 29 Oct 2019

    Will the Leader of the House ensure that all staff employed by Members of this House are given urgent advice about what might be necessary for them to do, particularly where their Member may be retiring or might not be re-elected?
  • Points of Order 29 Oct 2019

    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. I agree with the hon. Member for Lichfield (Michael Fabricant) because, when I came in in 1992 as a new Member, the first thing I did was vote for a Speaker, without knowing any of the candidates in any detail whatsoever. But surely the best way to resolve this issue is not to have a general election in December.
  • Early Parliamentary General Election 28 Oct 2019

    We are apparently approaching the season of good will, when we are supposed to have Christmas parties in our primary schools and wish each other season’s greetings. I hope that people who want a season of good will have not been watching these exchanges. They say that turkeys do not vote for an early Christmas. That is probably true, but it is also apparent that some people have been on...

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Former Independent MP for Ilford South

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005; Labour until 30 Mar 2015; Labour/Co-operative until 17 Feb 2019

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Topics of interest

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

  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Office
  • Health
  • Department for International Development
  • Israel: Visits Abroad
  • Entry Clearances
  • UK Border Agency
  • Sri Lanka
  • Yemen

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 19 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 19 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 19 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 19 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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 (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (18 Jul 2005 to 12 Apr 2010)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys:
8 June 2017, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated to Redbridge Organisers, a branch of my constituency party. (Registered 11 February 2019)
22 September 2017, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated to Ilford South Labour Party. (Registered 11 February 2019)
22 September 2017, another payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated to Ilford South Labour Party. (Registered 11 February 2019)
29 September 2017, payment of £150. Hours: 30 mins. Fee donated to Ilford South Labour Party. (Registered 11 February 2019)
17 November 2017, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated to Redbridge Organisers, a branch of my constituency party. (Registered 11 February 2019)
2 February 2018, payment of £100. Hours: 30 minutes Fee donated to Redbridge Organisers, a branch of my constituency party. (Registered 11 February 2019)
14 March 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated to Redbridge Organisers, a branch of my constituency party. (Registered 11 February 2019)
16 April 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated to Ilford South Labour Party. (Registered 11 February 2019)
22 May 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated to Ilford South Labour Party. (Registered 11 February 2019)
25 June 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated to Ilford South Labour Party. (Registered 11 February 2019)
23 July 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 February 2019)
27 August 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 February 2019)
25 October 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 February 2019)
29 March 2019, received £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 14 October 2019)
16 May 2019, received £150. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 October 2019)
26 July 2019, received £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 14 October 2019)
2 August 2019, received £150. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 October 2019)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys:
4 December 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to Redbridge Organisers, a branch of my constituency party. (Registered 11 February 2019)
25 July 2018, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 February 2019)
25 January 2019, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 February 2019)
16 July 2019, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 14 October 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Mamont Foundation
Address of donor: PO Box 472, St Julian’s Court, St Julian’s Avenue, St Peter Port, GY1 6AX, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): £137 towards the costs of the costs of local travel, food, accommodation and tour fees. All other costs met by non-registrable sources.

Destination of visit: Iceland

Dates of visit: 15-22 September 2019

Purpose of visit: To build relationships with the Icelandic government; connect with Arctic Council groups; witness the effects of climate; understand the impact of Iceland’s volcanic activity; learn about Iceland’s renewable energy initiatives.

(Registered 08 October 2019)
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: Gibraltar House, 150 Strand London WC2R 1JA

Estimate of the probable value, or amount of any donation: Flights costing £1,050 return, and two nights' hotel accommodation costing £330; total value £1,380

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Dates of visit: 6-8 September 2019

Purpose of visit: to meet Chief Minister and other Government and opposition political leaders to discuss Brexit and other issues and to join National Day celebrations.

(Registered 09 October 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
From 10 June 2019, unpaid director of The Independent Group (TIG) Ltd a company limited by guarantee, set up to provide support to the Independent Group of MPs. (Registered 21 June 2019)

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