Ian Mearns

Labour MP for Gateshead

@IanMearnsMP

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Ian Mearns’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 20 Jan 2023

    Online Sale of Goods (Safety) Bill: Second Reading – Ian Mearns. Private Members' Bills; 9:30 am
  • Business of the House 30 Jun 2022

    I apologise to the House for missing the last two Thursdays due to the recurrence of a slipped disc. I managed to get a physiotherapy appointment last Thursday, which I am glad to say seems to be working. I am glad the Leader of the House has announced Backbench Business time on 14 July, when we will debate the commemoration of Srebrenica, the memorial date for which is on 11 July. I...

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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

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Education Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 12 May 2016)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 14 May 2014)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 1 May 2012)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 12 May 2016)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 27 Jan 2020)
  • 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 27 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 27 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (8 Nov 2010 to 27 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 2022.

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 of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Administration and coordination of the Bakers' Union Parliamentary Group, which I chair, provided by Solidarity Consulting Ltd, at a value of £16,305.60 from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2021

Date received: 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021

Date accepted: 1 September 2020

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 22 January 2021)
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 Solidarity Consulting Ltd, at a value of £17,482 from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021

Date received: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021

Date accepted: 1 January 2021

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 22 January 2021)
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)
8. Miscellaneous
From 1 May 2021, a Guardian (trustee) of Newcastle United Supporters Trust - Pledge 1892 Trust, which collects donations with a view to purchasing a stake in Newcastle United Football Club. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 26 May 2021)

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