A selection of Ian Lucas's votes
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Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, 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
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, 14 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2014
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 40 votes against, 12 absences, between 2014–2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 5 votes against, 4 absences, between 2004–2016
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Warm words build no roads and no railways. We have had enough of warm words from this Government. What we want is investment in north Wales. For the first time, show us the money.
I rise to present a petition of 793 residents of Wrexham. The petition states: The petition of residents of Wrexham in the constituency of Wrexham, Declares that the petitioners recognise the long military tradition of Wrexham and North Wales and its relationship with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers; further declares that they are deeply concerned over...
If she will review the effectiveness of legislation relating to novel psychoactive substances.
More of Ian Lucas’s recent appearances
Former Labour MP for Wrexham
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Ian Lucas campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Democratic Republic of Congo
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 7 Nov 2016)
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (20 Oct 2014 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (7 Oct 2011 to 20 Oct 2014)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Shadow Minister (Business and Regulatory Reform) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Business and Regulatory Reform) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- PPS (Rt Hon Liam Byrne, Minister of State), Cabinet Office (16 Oct 2008 to 17 Dec 2008)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
- Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
- PPS (Mr Liam Byrne, Minister of State), HM Treasury (29 Jan 2008 to 29 Sep 2008)
- PPS (Mr Liam Byrne, Minister of State), Home Office (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (4 Jun 2007 to 8 Nov 2007)
- PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (10 Nov 2005 to 6 Sep 2006)
- Member, Transport Committee (13 Jan 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Procedure Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 24 Jun 2002)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 20 Oct 2003)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Ian Lucas’s speeches
- Has received answers to 44 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 65.74% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 73 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 447 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
Name of donor: Rolls-Royce Plc
Address of donor: 62 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AT
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation with a value of £446
Destination of visit: Berlin, Brandenburg
Dates of visit: 17–20 September 2016
Purpose of visit: British-German APPG
visit to the German Parliament, Chancellery, Ministries, Rolls-Royce aero-engine factory and to meet with German business and parliamentarians to discuss the EU Referendum
and its future impact.
(Registered 31 October 2016
Name of donor: (1) Labour Friends of Israel
(2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) BM LFI
, London WC1N 3XX (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) flights, accommodation, meals, airport and taxi transfers, with a value of £1,500 (2) fast track access through security check, passport control, registration and customs, value £75.
Destination of visit: Israel and Palestinian territories
Dates of visit: 2-6 January 2017
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian co-existence campaigners, politicians, academics and diplomats.
(Registered 23 January 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Norah Lucas, as part-time Secretary.
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