Mr John Lyons

Former Labour MP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Former Labour MP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden

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

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)


Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
31 March-2 April 2005, I visited the Wright Group in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, as a guest of First Group. All fares and accommodation were provided by First Group. (Registered 8 April 2005)
6. Overseas visits
11-14 June 2004, to Portugal as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Football Team, with travel, accommodation and hospitality provided by McDonalds, and football facilities and hospitality by the Portuguese Parliament. (Registered 15 July 2004)
7-11 May 2004, to Kuwait as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Kuwait Group. Air fare and hospitality was provided by Ministry of Information in Kuwait. (Registered 12 October 2004)
17-22 February 2005, to Saudi Arabia as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Saudi Group. Air fares and all accommodation were provided by the Saudi Government. (Registered 8 April 2005)
7. Overseas benefits and gifts
As a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Kuwait Group, on my visit to Kuwait City in May 2004 I received a gift of an Omega watch from the Ministry of Information in Kuwait. (Registered 9 December 2004)

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