Ian Mearns

MP, Gateshead

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Gateshead Labour

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 1 Nov 2018

    By the calculations of the officers of the Backbench Business Committee, we have had 24 Chamber days in the last 16 months, when the Standing Orders suggest that we would get 27 days in a normal 12-month sitting period. We are three short already, and we do not have any allocation of time in the week beginning 12 November. I want to express my disappointment to the Leader of the House, on...
  • Business of the House 25 Oct 2018

    I am also grateful to the Leader of the House for the business statement. I assure her that the Backbench Business Committee is still here and that we have managed to timetable debates in Westminster Hall—they are on today’s Order Paper— for 6, 15, 20, 22 and 27 November and 4 December. I remind her that, by the week beginning 12 November, it will have been four...
  • Ending Exploitation in Supermarket Supply Chains 18 Oct 2018

    The problem in the maritime industry is much closer to home. Around our shores, vessels working in and out of British ports are employing migrant labour—sometimes illegally and sometimes legally—and paying those workers as little as $400 or $500 a month. That is much less than the minimum wage in this country, but those vessels are working in and out of British ports, supplying...

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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 Transport
  • Department for Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Royal Fleet Auxiliary
  • Ministerial Policy Advisers
  • Tonnage Tax
  • Schools: Vocational Guidance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Education Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • 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 56 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Ian Mearns’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 43 written questions in the last year — 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 83.07% 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") 154 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
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)
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 chair, provided by Union Services Parliamentary Consultancy, at a value of £16,296 from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018

Date received: 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018

Date accepted: 1 September 2017

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 08 November 2017)
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 £17,472 from 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2018

Date received: 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2018

Date accepted: 1 December 2017

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 16 February 2018)
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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