Ian Mearns

Labour MP for Gateshead

@IanMearnsMP

About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Ian Mearns) represents you, and all of the people who live in Gateshead, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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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
  • Royal Fleet Auxiliary
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Railways: Coronavirus
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Tonnage Tax

Currently held offices

  • Member, Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill Committee (since 31 Jan 2024)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (since 15 Nov 2023)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (since 15 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Education Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 26 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 12 May 2016)
  • Chair, Backbench Business Committee (15 Nov 2023 to 26 Oct 2023)
  • 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)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 15 Nov 2023)
  • 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 (12 Jun 2012 to 15 Nov 2023)
  • 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

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Recent appearances

  • 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...
  • Business of the House 2 May 2024

    I apologise to the House for my absence over the last two weeks. I am glad to say that things are improving as we deal with a very difficult family situation. The Leader of the House was kind enough to mention that the Backbench Business Committee has been allocated Thursday 16 May, and it will be our intention to put on a debate on the parliamentary ombudsman’s report on the state pension...

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union
Address of donor: Stanborough House, Great North Road, Stanborough, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Administration and coordination of the BFAWU Parliamentary Group, which I chair, provided by Solidarity Consulting Ltd, value £18,516
Date received: 6 February 2024 to 31 December 2024
Date accepted: 6 February 2024
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 13 February 2024)
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 from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024, value £22,211
Date received: 6 February 2024 to 31 December 2024
Date accepted: 6 February 2024
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 13 February 2024)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Newcastle International Airport Ltd
Address of donor: Woolsington, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE13 8BZ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A space at a corporate hospitality box at St James' Park for Newcastle United v Paris Saint-Germain, value £330
Date received: 4 October 2023
Date accepted: 4 October 2023
Donor status: company, registration 02077766
(Registered 11 October 2023)
6. Land and property portfolio with a value over £100,000 and where indicated, the portfolio provides a rental income of over £10,000 a year
Type of land/property: Residential property (house)
Number of properties: 2
Location: Gateshead
Ownership details: Part share
(Registered 19 April 2013; updated 20 October 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
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.
Date interest arose: 1 May 2021
(Registered 26 May 2021)

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