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.
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Gordon Marsden generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The House of Lords has amended the Higher Education and Research Bill to ensure that HE institutions give their students the option to go on the electoral register. What will the Minister do to assist that process as statistics suggest that only 13% of students are registered at present? It would save both them and councils money.
The Budget timetable, which saves the Treasury £400 million—we did not hear that from the Minister—is now a double whammy for learners. It delays until 2019 and jeopardises Lord Sainsbury’s technical skills agenda, and it hits disabled and disadvantaged and distance learners, as the Open University warned the Department for Education it would. With a 30% drop in...
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Labour MP for Blackpool South
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
Gordon Marsden campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Education
- Work and Pensions
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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