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.
This is a selection of Gordon Marsden’s votes.
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 16 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2018
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 44 votes against, 8 absences, between 2014–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
11 votes for, 5 votes against, between 1997–2017
Last updated: 4 Sep 2019.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in what capacity NHS Improvement gave advice to the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust between June 2019 and September 2019 on the appropriateness of the Trust (a) discussing the possibility of merging services and provision between the Trust and the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and (b) the potential for the East...
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what consultation NHS Improvement had with hon. Members whose constituencies fall within the area served by the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on their discussions and advice to the Trust between June 2019 and September 2019 on (a) the possibility of merging services and provisions and (b) on allowing the East...
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 6.1 of the Report of the Liverpool Community Health Independent Review by Dr Bill Kirkup, published in January 2018, what steps NHS Improvement has taken to implement the recommendation that when approving Trust Board appointments, NHS Improvement should take note of the level of experience of appointees and...
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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
- Department for Education
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Transport
- Students: Loans
- Regional Growth Fund
- Apprentices: Taxation
- Vocational Training
Currently held offices
- 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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.
Name of donor: Lebanese Parliament
Address of donor: Beirut, Down Town, Nejmeh Square, Lebanon
Estimate of probable value, or amount of any donation: Flights costing £273; accommodation, food and transport in Lebanon costing £397.45; £670.45 in total
Destination of visit: Lebanon
Dates of visit: 7 - 10 November 2018
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit organised by All-Party Parliamentary Group
(Registered 07 December 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
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