Ian Mearns

MP, Gateshead

Gateshead Labour

Ian Mearns campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Ian Mearns’s voting in Parliament

Ian Mearns is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Ian Mearns’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees 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 encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes

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Ian Mearns has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 20 Oct 2016

    I thank the Leader of the House for confirming the time allocation for the Backbench Business Committee on 3 November. Is there any element of protection for the time allocated on 27 October to the debate on the Youth Parliament’s report on young people’s mental health? May I also ask for an indication of any time allocations for Monday 7 November and Tuesday 8 November? I am...
  • The Right Hon. Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners, Was Asked: Business of the House 13 Oct 2016

    I thank the Leader of the House for the business statement and the news that next week we will be debating British Home Stores and the impact on its former work force. There will also be a general debate on industrial strategy, which is long overdue. I thank the right hon. Gentleman for notice that Thursday 27 October will be a full day for Backbench Business Committee debates; we had...
  • Business of the House 15 Sep 2016

    I thank the Leader of the House for the announcement of the business for the week beginning 10 October and for the two important debates on Thursday 13 October. One is on baby loss, infant mortality and stillbirth. The other is on the current inquiry into hormone pregnancy tests and the use of the drug Primodos, which has led to much damage among many in the population. During this...

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Labour MP for Gateshead

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


Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (since 24 May 2016)
  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (since 25 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Education Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ian Mearns’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 40 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 73.53% 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.
  • 116 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Mearns’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 116 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Gateshead, owned jointly with my partner: (i). (Registered 19 April 2013)

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