Mike Gapes
Member of Parliament for Ilford South
A local man with a national voice

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  • Syria- My position on intervention
    Syria – My Position In view of growing debate about a change of UK and EU policy towards the civil war in Syria I thought it would be helpful to my constituents and others to bring together in one place my various Parliamentary speeches and questions on this...
  • Mike Opposes Millionaires Tax Cut
    Mike Opposes Millionaires Tax CutLast week Mike Gapes joined Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls at the House of Commons to challenge the Tories and Liberal Democrats on their plans to introduce a tax cut for 13,000 millionaires worth an average £100,000 next month. Instead Mike joined his Labour colleagues to support a mansion tax...
  • Mike supports Prostate Care Quality Index
    Mike supports Prostate Care Quality IndexMike Gapes MP has pledged to support the swift implementation of a Prostate Cancer UK initiative in Redbridge to help men with prostate cancer receive the best possible care and support, regardless of where they live. This comes as new analysis uncovered vast variations in the care that men with...
  • Red Nose Day
    Red Nose DayMike Gapes MP joined colleagues from the Parliamentary Labour Party in supporting a charity bake-off for Red Nose Day MPs showed off their baking skills with an assortment of cakes, brownies and flapjacks that were sold to other MPs, Peers and Labour Party staff, with the money raised from the...
  • Labour Must Stand Firm on Europe
    Here is my article published by the Fabian Society on its website this week David Cameron’s much delayed, much anticipated and over-hyped Bloomberg speech will not resolve the internal Tory divisions on Europe. It is already clear that there has been no long lasting opinion poll boost. Indeed Labour appears...
  • Death Penalty in India
    I spoke in the Parliamentary debate yesterday and supported the motion on this issue. Here is what I said : Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): My hon. Friend referred to the fact that the Indian authorities have recently started...
  • Ilford Recorder Column 21 February 2013
    I have spoken several times in Parliament in recent weeks; in debates and statements on the NHS; on Europe; on Algeria and Mali; and on the future of the Nuclear deterrent. I have asked questions to Education Secretary Michael Gove, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Prime...
  • Mike supports Enough Food for Everyone
    Mike supports Enough Food for Everyone Mike Gapes joined MPs and Peers of all parties in Westminster for the launch of a major new campaign by 100 of Britain’s leading development charities and faith groups. The event was hosted by the Speaker John Bercow and newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and featured speeches from the Deputy Prime Minister,...
  • Mike Condemns Police Cuts
    Mike Condemns Police CutsMike Gapes MP has joined with Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper to condemn government cuts to policing after figures released today that show that the Metropolitan Police Service in London lost 1124 police officers since 2010 under the Tory-led Government. Figures released by the Home...
  • Minister refuses to respond to my speech on Queens and King George
    Here is my speech in the debate on Accident and Emergency closures on Thursday Feb 7 3.21 pm Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): "It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Enfield North (Nick de Bois). He and I have something in common. He said that he had...
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