Ian Mearns

MP, Gateshead

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Gateshead Labour

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business 17 Jul 2017

    The Leader of the House says that the Committees will be elected in due course. The Labour party has carried out its elections today, and those Committee members will be in place tonight. How soon can we expect the Government to sort out their side of the equation?
  • Business of the House 13 Jul 2017

    We do not yet know the allocation that the Government have determined for the Backbench Business Committee in this Session. We hope that the 27 days allocated in a normal Session will be doubled to 54 in this two-year Session. Will the Leader of the House try to facilitate deciding the membership of the Backbench Business Committee quicker than that of the other Select Committees? The...
  • The Secretary of State Was Asked: Local Transport Projects: Funding 13 Jul 2017

    Tyne and Wear Metro customers are affected daily by failing trains; it has the lowest performance level of any equivalent system in the UK; that includes the oldest rolling stock on the London underground. That is largely due to the fact that the metro is well past the 35 years for which it was designed. Is the Secretary of State aware of the situation? When will he provide the funds to...

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Labour MP for Gateshead

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

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Topics of interest

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

  • Education
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Royal Fleet Auxiliary
  • Ministerial Policy Advisers
  • Schools: Vocational Guidance
  • Academies

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)
  • 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 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (8 Nov 2010 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Ian Mearns’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 28 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 88.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 133 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 31 Jul 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: RMT Union
Address of donor: 39 Charlton Street, London NW1 1JD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union
Address of donor: Stanborough House, Great North Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 7TA

Amount or nature and value of donation in kind: Administration and coordination of the Bakers' Union Parliamentary Group, which I co-chair, provided by Union Services Parliamentary Consultancy, at a value of £15,624 from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017

Date received: 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017

Date accepted: 1 September 2016

Donor status: Trade Union

(Registered 20 October 2016)
Name of donor: Rail, Maritime and Transport Union
Address of donor: Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD

Amount or nature and value of donation in kind: Administration and coordination of the RMT Parliamentary Group, which I co-chair, provided by Union Services Parliamentary Consultancy, at a value of £4,032 from 1 September 2016 to 30 November 2016

Date received: 1 September 2016 to 30 November 2016

Date accepted: 1 September 2016

Donor status: Trade Union

(Registered 20 October 2016)
Name of donor: Rail, Maritime and Transport Union
Address of donor: Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Administration and coordination of the RMT Parliamentary Group, which I chair, provided by Union Services Parliamentary Consultancy, at a value of £16,800 from 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017

Date received: 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017

Date accepted: 1 December 2016

Donor status: Trade Union

(Registered 15 December 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Part share in two houses in Gateshead: (i) (Registered 19 April 2013; updated 20 October 2016)

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