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.

  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted against university tuition fees 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
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections 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

  • Private Members’ Bills 25 Oct 2016

    Is not the real reason there is a bankruptcy of confidence in the private Members’ Bill system that the Government can always kill a Bill by using methods that are sometimes hidden and sometimes open? We need a shaft of sunlight on this system so that we can restore some confidence. Let us have a debate on it.
  • Leaving the EU: Wales — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] 25 Oct 2016

    Parallel to the UK’s membership of the EU has been the rise of one of the most successful businesses in the world: Airbus. One of the real threats to business is the arrangement concerning communication between the multinational aspects of that business. It is essential that the Government work closely with business to preserve a premier economic powerhouse such as Airbus.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Infrastructure Investment 19 Oct 2016

    May I first associate myself with the right hon. Gentleman’s appropriate remarks concerning Aberfan?

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Labour MP for Wrexham

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


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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 57 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Ian Lucas’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 83 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 64.71% 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.
  • 75 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Lucas’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 425 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 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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