Gordon Marsden

MP, Blackpool South

Blackpool South Labour

Gordon Marsden campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Gordon Marsden’s voting in Parliament

Gordon Marsden is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Gordon Marsden sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Gordon Marsden generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Gordon Marsden has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Digital Technology: Training 16 Jan 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to consult on the new entitlement to free digital skills training to be introduced in the Digital Economy Bill.
  • Technical and Further Education Bill: Education administration: transfer schemes 9 Jan 2017

    May I associate myself with the Minister’s comments in thanking the officials and all Committee members? I particularly thank my Labour colleagues, who did sterling work in supporting us on the Front Bench in the Committee. May I also commend the support that the Public Bill Committee gave to us? The role of the Opposition in challenging the Government on these matters is sometimes...
  • Technical and Further Education Bill: Objective of education administration 9 Jan 2017

    My hon. Friend has a double qualification to speak on the subject: as a Member of Parliament for the constituency she represents and through her previous career as a distinguished local government leader in London. She knows whereof she speaks and she is absolutely right that the problem is accentuated in those areas. Money has come in over the years including pre-1992 and in the major...

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Labour MP for Blackpool South

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


Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Transport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Department for Transport
  • Apprentices
  • Students: Loans
  • Regional Growth Fund
  • Vocational Training
  • Apprentices: Taxation

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 11 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (18 Sep 2015 to 11 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (12 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (1 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 30 Sep 2009)
  • PPS (Mr Michael Wills, Minister of State), Ministry of Justice (28 Jun 2007 to 7 Feb 2008)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 8 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (10 Nov 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 16 Apr 1999)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: EAS (Enterprise Estonia)
Address of donor: Lasnamae 2 ,11412, Tallinn, Estonia

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation, food and receptions; £450

Destination of visit: Tallinn, Estonia

Date of visit: 9-11 July 2015

Purpose of visit: at the invitation of Estonia's Friends International, participating in international discussions about cyber-security, cultural and topical issues affecting Estonia and digital economic development.

(Registered 25 January 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Family residential property in Greater Manchester: (i).

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