About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Ian Lavery) represents you, and all of the people who live in Wansbeck, 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 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 of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Transport
  • Rio Tinto Group
  • Prison Service
  • Universal Credit
  • Probation
  • Revenue and Customs

Currently held offices

  • Member, Business and Trade Committee (since 29 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Business and Trade Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment (since 29 Nov 2022)

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)

Recent appearances

  • Culture, Media and Sport: Charities and Voluntary Organisations 18 Apr 2024

    What steps her Department is taking to support charities and voluntary organisations in the context of increases in the cost of living.
  • Culture, Media and Sport: Charities and Voluntary Organisations 18 Apr 2024

    What does it say about the state of the nation when, during the worst cost of living crisis in living memory, charities and voluntary organisations such as Calmer Therapy in the Wansbeck constituency are struggling simply to make ends meet? Like many other charities, Calmer Therapy is having to do more with less. It is facing more pressures and continued pressures, with crumbling buildings...
  • Petition - Recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry 16 Apr 2024

    I wish to present a petition on behalf of those infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal, particularly my constituent, Sean Cavens. Sean was one of the youngest people in the country to be infected with hepatitis as a result of being given contaminated blood products. He has campaigned tirelessly for justice for those who have been impacted, and he continues to raise the...

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Hilary Lavery, as Senior Secretary.

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