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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

  • Bus Services: North-east England 24 Nov 2021

    The Minister mentioned a number of issues, but one of the real problems is affordability. Opposition Members have mentioned this twice: it costs £6.40 to travel seven miles in my constituency, but travel in the capital is capped at £4.65 a day. The Minister is from the north. When she considers levelling up, she should do what is right for her constituents and mine and ensure that it is...
  • Bus Services: North-east England 24 Nov 2021

    As ever, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Dowd. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Liz Twist) for arranging this important debate. I live in Northumberland. For those people who mentioned the north and the north-east, Northumberland is something like 15 miles north of Newcastle. It is a rural area, but the south-eastern strip of Northumberland is heavily...
  • Transport for the North 24 Nov 2021

    Make no mistake about it, the north-east was abandoned last week by the announcement from this Government—cut off completely from the high-speed rail network. I urge the Minister to actually visit Northumberland; if he looks at the map, it is a little bit above Newcastle, just below the Scottish border. The Government have announced on more than 60 occasions that there would be this...

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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: 15 Nov 2021.

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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