Ivan Lewis

Former Independent MP for Bury South

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About your former Member of Parliament

Ivan Lewis is a former MP for Bury South.

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Former Independent MP for Bury South

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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

Party was Labour until 22 Nov 2017

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Topics of interest

Ivan Lewis campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • International Development
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Northern Ireland
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for International Development
  • Overseas Aid
  • St Helena: Airports
  • Arms Trade
  • Consultants
  • Procurement

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (13 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, International Development Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (21 Feb 2017 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, International Development Committee (20 Feb 2017 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland ( 7 Oct 2013 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development ( 7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport ( 8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) ( 9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development ( 5 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services) ( 5 May 2006 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Skills and Vocational Education) (11 Jun 2001 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee ( 1 Feb 1999 to 13 Dec 1999)
  • Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 16 Apr 1999)

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Recent appearances

  • Points of Order 5 Nov 2019

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek your guidance. In the remaining hours before purdah, what steps are available to the House to require the Secretary of State for Transport to publish the Oakervee review of High Speed 2? Whistleblowers have revealed that this is one of the great public scandals, I believe, of our generation, and it has led to parliamentarians making decisions based on...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK Soft Power 5 Nov 2019

    As the first Bury Member of Parliament to speak, may I congratulate you on your fantastic achievement, Mr Speaker? Following yesterday’s decision, which was based on merit, you have been able to bring a great sense of unity to the House. Turning to soft power, what are the Government doing to make it clear to the Indian Government that we have extremely serious concerns about human rights...
  • Endometriosis Workplace Support 29 Oct 2019

    It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. I congratulate the right hon. Member for Elmet and Rothwell (Alec Shelbrooke) not only on securing the debate, but on the eloquent way that he presented his arguments, which were excellent and enabled us all to unite around them. I will speak briefly on behalf of a constituent who wants to be identified, Katie Adwas, who...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
5 September 2019, £4,500 paid to IL Associates Ltd by Innovation in Housing Ltd, 14 Tytherington Park Road, Macclesfield SK10 2EL, for the development of a series of events to discuss public policy issues. Hours: 21 hrs. (Registered 03 October 2019)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 1 August 2019, IL Associates Ltd; consultancy/project management. (Registered 03 October 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
From 1 August 2019, unpaid Director of IL Associates Ltd. (Registered 04 October 2019)

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