Gavin Shuker

MP, Luton South

Luton South Labour/Co-operative

Gavin Shuker campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Gavin Shuker’s voting in Parliament

Gavin Shuker is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

This is a selection of Gavin Shuker’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs 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
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords 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 Gavin Shuker’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Gavin Shuker’s full vote analysis page for more.

Gavin Shuker has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Schools that Work for Everyone 12 Sep 2016

    As a product of Luton’s comprehensive system, I know at first hand the benefits that come from good leadership and good teaching, and that has never held back capable students from social mobility. I will do everything I can, as the town’s MP, to oppose segregation. Why does the Secretary of State believe that a system in which the pupil is chosen by the school at 11 is better...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Rohingya 22 Jul 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Myanmar government on steps to prevent hate speech and incitement of violence against Rohingya people in that country.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Nationality 22 Jul 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Myanmar government on reform of that country's 1982 Citizenship Law.

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Luton South

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015


Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for International Development
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Prostitution
  • Philippines
  • Free Schools: Luton
  • Floods
  • Charities

Currently held offices

  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (since 26 Oct 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 24 Nov 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (International Development) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Mar 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Transport Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 18 Jul 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Gavin Shuker’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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 59.64% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
  • 101 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Gavin Shuker’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 138 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.


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