Gordon Marsden

Shadow Minister (Education)

Blackpool South Labour

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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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Technical and Further Education Bill: Financial Support for Students Undertaking Apprenticeships 19 Apr 2017

    My hon. Friend makes a very important and valuable point, as he did earlier to the Minister, and we certainly need to think very hard about those things. As I have said, the National Careers Service process has migrated substantially, which may not in itself be a bad thing. I genuinely want to know from the Minister what connectivity there is between the National Careers Service and the...
  • Technical and Further Education Bill: Financial Support for Students Undertaking Apprenticeships 19 Apr 2017

    Those figures come from the Minister’s Department, and I am not going to dispute them on this occasion. We are trying to set, in legislation, provisions that will be valid for five, 10 or 15 years. It seems far more appropriate to have a principle under which everybody has equal access. We can trade figures all day about whether this is acceptable or whether it is 10%, 15%, 20% or 25%...
  • Technical and Further Education Bill: Financial Support for Students Undertaking Apprenticeships 19 Apr 2017

    I am grateful to the Minister. The broader perspective of social mobility is a perfectly reasonable way of going forward. However, to be honest, particularly at a time such as today when we are moving to a general election, I think that most people would be interested in some movement—some jam now rather than a promise of jam possibly in future from the social mobility study. I will...

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Labour MP for Blackpool South

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

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Topics of interest

Gordon Marsden campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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

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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.

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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