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Ian Lavery’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Ian Lavery sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Ian Lavery’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ian Lavery’s full vote analysis page for more.

Ian Lavery has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : The Growth Plan 23 Sep 2022

    Within seconds, the Chancellor’s financial statement declared war on the trade unions and on those less well-off in society—those on universal credit—and at the same time scrapped the cap on bankers’ bonuses. That is ideology unfettered. Will he say who will benefit most from the huge financial intervention today? Will it be someone on a salary similar to his or will it be a...
  • Shale Gas Extraction 22 Sep 2022

    Can the Secretary of State confirm what recoverable reserves of shale gas we have here in the UK? What percentage of global or even national demand would that shale gas be likely to meet, and what impact would that have on the global price of natural gas?
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Broadband and WiFi 16 Aug 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2022 to Question 256 on Schools: Digital Technology, what factors are used to determine a priority area; and if he will publish further details on the work being undertaken by his Department with commercial providers to accelerate gigabit capable broadband rollout to schools.

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Labour MP for Wansbeck

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

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Topics of interest

Ian Lavery campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Justice
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Transport
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Rio Tinto Group
  • Prison Service
  • Probation
  • Universal Credit
  • Revenue and Customs

Other offices held in the past

  • Co-National Campaign Coordinator (14 Jun 2017 to 5 Apr 2020)
  • Party Chair, Labour Party (14 Jun 2017 to 5 Apr 2020)
  • Campaigns and Elections Chair (11 Feb 2017 to 14 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (7 Oct 2016 to 5 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Trade Unions and Civil Society) (18 Sep 2015 to 7 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 24 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Oct 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Three night's hotel accommodation during the Labour Party Conference, value £882

Date received: 24-26 September 2021

Date accepted: 24 September 2021

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 14 October 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Hilary Lavery, as Senior Secretary.

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