Mike Gapes

MP, Ilford South

Ilford South Labour/Co-operative

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

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Counter-Daesh Update 15 Mar 2017

    The Secretary of State has referred to support for the Iraqi Government, but is she also aware that there are hundreds of thousands of Syrian Kurdish refugees in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and, in addition, even greater numbers of internally displaced Iraqis, including many who have come from the area near Mosul? As we liberate Mosul, there will be even greater pressure on the Kurdistan...
  • Class 4 National Insurance Contributions 15 Mar 2017

    Last week, the Chancellor made what at the time was a very funny joke about a Chancellor of the Exchequer sacked just a few weeks after a Budget. Does he, in retrospect, agree with Lord Lamont that this was a rookie mistake?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Good Friday Agreement: Institutions 15 Mar 2017

    What discussions he has had with Ministers in the Republic of Ireland on the future of institutions established under the Good Friday agreement.

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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

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

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, 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 69 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Mike Gapes’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 2 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 57.58% 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.
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  • 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: 6 Mar 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)

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