Ian Lucas

MP, Wrexham

Wrexham Labour

Ian Lucas campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Ian Lucas’s voting in Parliament

Ian Lucas is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Ian Lucas’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show 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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Ian Lucas’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ian Lucas’s full vote analysis page for more.

Ian Lucas has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Points of Order: [2nd Day] 14 Jul 2016

    This is an important area, but the right hon. Gentleman has focused almost exclusively on the Executive. One of the most important lessons of Chilcot is that the most effective opposition to the decision, which many now accept to be wrong, was from the Back Benches. When the Front Benches agree, groupthink—to use his own phrase—applies. The lesson is that we need to listen to...
  • Points of Order: [2nd Day] 14 Jul 2016

    I listened with great interest to the speech of the hon. Member for Southend West (Sir David Amess). I was here in 2003 and I am one of the people who got it right. I sat on the Back Bench—I was not called to speak, but I heard the entire debate—and listened to the evidence presented to me by the then Prime Minister. I made my decision based on the evidence, and I believed then,...
  • Points of Order: [2nd Day] 14 Jul 2016

    That is absolutely right. It would have been very convenient for those who wanted to take military action in Iraq if they could have made a linkage, but clearly there was none. In all the discussions we had in the lead-up to the war, no linkage was established. Immediately after the vote in 2003, there was, for me, a terrible sense of inevitability about the military action in Iraq. I am...

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Labour MP for Wrexham

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Libya
  • Remploy
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Broadband
  • Syria

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 13 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Ian Lucas’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 96 written questions in the last year — well 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 64.17% 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.
  • 74 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Lucas’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 421 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Address of donor: 44 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NR

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, transfers, dinners and beverages; total £670

Destination of visit: Berlin, Germany

Date of visit: 4-6 November 2015

Purpose of visit: shared perspectives for the British-German Alliance

(Registered 03 December 2015)
Name of donor: Ministry of External Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Address of donor: c/o Taiwan Representative Office in the UK, 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and hospitality; value £3,250

Destination of visit: Taiwan

Date of visit: 25 July - 1 August 2015

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to gain a better understanding of the economic and political issues concerning the country.

(Registered 11 December 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (non-practising). (Registered 06 November 2009)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Norah Lucas, as part-time Secretary.

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