Ian Mearns

Former Labour MP for Gateshead

@IanMearnsMP

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Ian Mearns is a former MP for Gateshead.

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Gateshead

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

Left the House of Commons on 30 May 2024 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Ian Mearns campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Education
  • Department for Education
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Royal Fleet Auxiliary
  • Railways: Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Tonnage Tax
  • Departmental Public Expenditure

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (since 15 Nov 2023)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (since 15 Nov 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill Committee (31 Jan 2024 to 7 Feb 2024)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 12 May 2016)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 14 May 2014)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (20 May 2020 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Education Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 30 May 2024)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 26 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 26 Oct 2023)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) ( 6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Education Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (24 May 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (24 May 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (25 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Education Committee ( 6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 15 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (29 Apr 2014 to 7 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 15 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 15 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee ( 8 Nov 2010 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee ( 8 Nov 2010 to 15 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 23 May 2024

    One consequence of holding a snap general election is that many Backbench debates that we had on the list and that were scheduled for forthcoming weeks will be put to one side. Some 14 debates had already been scheduled for Westminster Hall and the Chamber in the coming weeks. We have written to the successor Chair of the Committee, whoever that may be after the general election, care of the...
  • Business of the House 16 May 2024

    I thank the Leader of the House for making the business statement, for announcing the Backbench Business debates next Thursday 23 May, and for making Thursday 6 June a Backbench Business Committee day. The Committee has provisionally offered debates for that day on hormone pregnancy tests and the recognition of the Republic of Somaliland. The Committee is still open for business, and we...
  • Business of the House 9 May 2024

    I thank the Leader of the House for the business statement and for announcing the Backbench Business debate for Thursday 16 May. If awarded time on 23 May, we would propose debates on UK arms exports to Israel and on potholes and highway maintenance. Those would be the two debates immediately before the Whitsun recess. Although all Chamber slots until the Whitsun recess are now...

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