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.
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
2 votes for, 5 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
57 votes for, 14 votes against, 20 absences, between 2006–2017
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 17 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2015
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, 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
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Gordon Marsden has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 29 Jun 2017
The Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation this morning delivered a major speech to a think-tank, Reform, setting out major developments in the Higher Education and Research Bill. He did that not having made an oral statement in this House, not having laid a written ministerial statement in this House and not having spent any time in his 32-minute speech yesterday on this...
May we therefore make sure that the universities Minister or some Minister actually turns up today to say something about that speech and those developments this morning?
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with university representative bodies on the effect of changes to immigration rules on students from the EU studying in UK universities.
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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
- 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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