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 against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
Mike Gapes generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018
Syria 16 Apr 2018
The Prime Minister referred to the actions of previous Governments. May I remind her and my right hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) that it was a Labour Government, with Robin Cook as Foreign Secretary, that carried out airstrikes in Iraq under Operation Desert Fox in 1998 without a UN resolution, that it was a Labour Government that restored President Kabbah in...
Wait till you hear what I have got to say! There will be no Brexit dividend. The question is how we will be able to find the resources for these posts around the world, where we will have to do more bilateral work, rather than less. Is that not the reality? Is it not a fact that the Foreign Affairs Committee’s recent report pointed out that half the 50 so-called improved posts were...
It was reported that the Prime Minister actually stayed at the European Council meeting longer than had originally been intended. Is that a metaphor for our membership of the European Union? Given that she was there longer, did she have an opportunity to have bilateral discussions with other Heads of Government in the margins of the meeting? If so, could she tell us which ones?
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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
Topics of interest
Mike Gapes campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Office
- Department for International Development
- Israel: Visits Abroad
- Entry Clearances
- UK Border Agency
- UK Visas and Immigration
- Sri Lanka
Currently held offices
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 10 Oct 2017)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)
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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 68 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Mike Gapes’s speeches
- Has received answers to 27 written questions in the last year — 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 86.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
- 92 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mike Gapes’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 653 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 Apr 2018.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys. All fees paid direct to Redbridge Organisers, a branch of my constituency
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
2 August 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 09 June 2017)
19 October 2016
, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 09 June 2017)
31 October 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 09 June 2017)
19 December 2016
, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 09 June 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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