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.

  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Exiting the European Union: Business of the House 1 Dec 2016

    I thank the Leader of the House not only for the business statement, but for being so accommodating in helping the Backbench Business Committee to plan ahead. He announced this morning the Backbench Business up to and including 15 December. I hope I am not trying his patience if I ask him for an early indication of whether we will get any time in the week beginning 19 December and in the...
  • Business of the House 24 Nov 2016

    May I add my thanks for the obviously sincere and deeply heartfelt words that the Leader of the House expressed about our late colleague Jo Cox? I am very grateful to him for that. The Leader of the House announced that on 8 December we will have two debates, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and on the cancer strategy, one year on. That demonstrates how...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Disability 23 Nov 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received reports of any train operating companies that are not compliant with the Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Non-Interoperable Rail System) Regulations 2010.

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Labour MP for Gateshead

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

Expenses

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 40 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ian Mearns’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 42 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 74.86% 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") 121 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

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)
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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