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

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  • Mike celebrates 20 years as MP
    Mike celebrates 20 years as MPLabour’s Deputy Leader Harriet Harman was in Ilford on Saturday 27 October for the celebration event at Ilford Golf Club for Mike Gapes 20 years as Member of Parliament. 150 Party members enjoyed a meal and an evening of music and general celebration. Harriet spoke...
  • Mike takes the Pledge to Make a Difference
    Mike is taking the pledge to encourage people throughout the area to give time to benefit the local community, after joining broadcaster and campaigner, Esther Rantzen in the build up to CSV Make a Difference Day. CSV Make a Difference Day, is the UK’s biggest single day of volunteering and...
  • Mike campaigns to stop cuts to compensation for victims of crime
    Mike Gapes MP has called on the Government to confirm that they will not go ahead with plans to slash compensation for 90% of injured victims of crime. The Minister for Justice withdrew proposals to drastically cut the budget of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme following criticism from MPs on...
  • Mike signs up to TUC campaign to protect employee rights from employment wrongs
    Mike Gapes MP has signed up to support the TUC Employee rights stop employment wrongs campaign today to help protect local constituents from further attacks on their rights at work. Mike said: “I am supporting the Employee rights stop employment wrongs campaign to stop the government using the recession...
  • Ilford Recorder Column 4 October 2012
    As an unapologetic political junkie I love going to Labour Party Conference. I have been at every one since 1974. They are not just an annual chance to take part in discussions and debates but above all an opportunity meet up with old friends and colleagues. We used to...
  • Mike backs Guide Dogs 'Safe and Sound' campaign
    Mike is supporting a Guide Dogs' campaign which highlights the potential danger that quiet electric and hybrid vehicles present to visually impaired people. Mike showed his support for the Safe and Sound campaign when he visited Guide Dogs' stand at the Labour Party Conference. The imaginative stand featured a large...
  • Mike meets Scouts at conference
    Mike meets Scouts at conferenceMike met with dozens of Scouts from across the country at the Labour party conference to hear what they had to say about issues that affect them. The annual Scouts Speak Up! events have been created for Scouts to attend the conferences and are unique in the conference calendar....
  • Mike supports Thames Tideway Tunnel
    39 million tonnes of untreated sewage overflows into the River Thames each year from London’s Victorian sewerage system. The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, that will help tackle the problem of overflows from the capital’s Victorian sewers and will protect the River Thames from increasing pollution for...
  • No more births at KGH from next Spring
    The NHS bureaucracy this afternoon (September 20) confirmed that King George Hospital in Goodmayes will close to birth deliveries in spring 2013. Women living in the west of Redbridge in Bridge, Church End, Monkhams, Roding, Snaresbrook, Wanstead, Barkingside, Clayhall, Cranbrook, Fairlop and Fullwell, will have to go to Whipps Cross...
  • Ilford Recorder Column September 2012
    ‪Congratulations to Redbridge students, teachers, headteachers and parents on excellent GCSE and A level results. Nationally however the results , although the second best ever, declined on last year. There are real concerns regarding GCSE English where the goalposts were moved half way through the year so students...
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