Mike Gapes

MP, Ilford South

Ilford South Labour/Co-operative

Mike Gapes campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Mike Gapes’s voting in Parliament

Mike Gapes is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

However, Mike Gapes sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Mike Gapes generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Mike Gapes has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    My hon. Friends the Members for Barrow and Furness (John Woodcock) and for Chesterfield (Toby Perkins) referred to their mothers, who were at Greenham Common. So was I. I did not meet their mothers, or at least not as far as I am aware, but there were tens of thousands of us who protested against nuclear weapons and the decision on the Cruise missiles, the Pershings and the SS20s. CND had...
  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

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  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    I congratulate the right hon. Lady on becoming Prime Minister. Will she confirm that, when the Labour Government of Clement Attlee took the decision to have nuclear weapons, they had to do so in a very dangerous world, and that successive Labour Governments kept those nuclear weapons because there was a dangerous world? Is it not the case that now is also a dangerous time?

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Profile

Labour/Co-operative MP for Ilford South

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

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

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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (since 5 Jan 2016)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 25 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Mike Gapes’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well 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 48.60% 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.
  • 103 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mike Gapes’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 612 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

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