Ian Lavery

MP, Wansbeck

Wansbeck Labour

Ian Lavery campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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:

  • Ian Lavery generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Citizens Convention on Democracy — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] 20 Jul 2016

    As always, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main. It is also a pleasure to respond to this important debate on behalf of the Opposition. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham North (Mr Allen) on securing it. As he said, it is difficult to enthuse and inspire people by trying to develop a better place for democracy. I pay tribute to him for pursuing...
  • Citizens Convention on Democracy — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] 20 Jul 2016

    I wholeheartedly agree that it is up to politicians, who have the job and the opportunity, to try to inspire people and give them the opportunity to have a say. People feel completely and utterly disfranchised. We have to rise to that huge challenge. We are living in an age of insecurity and inequality. The further people seem to be from Westminster, the more likely they are to feel ignored....
  • Orgreave: Public Inquiry into Policing 20 Jul 2016

    I am really concerned at the language already being used by the right hon. Lady about the Orgreave incident. She just classified the incident at the Dispatch Box as a “miners’ clash”. Would she like to clarify those words to the House?

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Profile

Labour MP for Wansbeck

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

Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Department for Transport
  • Treasury
  • Transport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Rio Tinto Group
  • Prison Service
  • Probation
  • Revenue and Customs
  • East Coast Railway Line

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Ian Lavery’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 61 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 75 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Lavery’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 228 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and subsistence with a value of £1,780.97

Destination of visit: Qatar

Date of visit: 19-23 January 2016

Purpose of visit: fact finding visit to migrant labour camps in the country.

(Registered 04 March 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Hilary Lavery, as Senior Secretary.

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