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

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   Working for you in Ilford and Parliament
  • Congratulations to Peabody
    Peabody Trust has provided social housing in Ilford South including the major development off Ley Street for more that 20 years. Mike Gapes is one of the signatories of Early Day Motion 2910 which states: That this House recognises the role that Peabody has played in London as...
  • My Speech in Budget Debate
    Mike Gapes spoke in the Parliamentary debate on the Budget on Friday 23 March He began with an intervention at 9.34 am early in the opening speech of Transport Secretary Justine Greening Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): Will the right hon. Lady explain why this Government are going...
  • Column in Ilford Recorder 22 March 2012
    People in Ilford, Redbridge and nationally care passionately about their NHS. Patients who depend on it, and staff who have devoted their lives to it, don’t want our NHS to be cut. Local people also want nurses’ jobs protected and the needs of patients to be put first....
  • Budget boost for Millionaires whilst pensioners and middle class are hit
    Mike Gapes has hit out at the Budget " where millions are asked to pay more, so millionaires can pay less" 14,000 people earning £1 million or more are getting a tax cut of over £40,000 each year. A family with children earning just £20,000 loses...
  • Don't Sell Nazi Memorabilia
    I am one of the sponsors Of Early Day Motion 2870 which states That this House deeply deplores the sale of dozens of items of Nazi memorabilia, including items of oppression belonging to Holocaust victims, which was held on 6 March 2012 by Dreweatts Auction House in Bristol;condemns other auctions...
  • Don't Cut Tax Credits
    Mike Gapes MP tells Government ‘Don’t Drop the Tax Credits Bombshell’ Mike Gapes MP joined shopworkers union Usdaw and national charities campaigning against the £3,870 ‘Tax Credits Bombshell’ that the Government is set to drop on 1395 low-income families in Ilford South on 6 April....
  • Mike urges residents to join The Big Switch to cut energy bills
    Mike urges residents to join The Big Switch to cut energy billsMike has backed ‘The Big Switch’ campaign for energy customers to get a cheaper deal. The Big Switch, launched last month by Which? and 38 Degrees, is a completely new way for people to buy their energy. This will be the first time in the UK that a...
  • Mike joins the fight with the Race for Life
    Mike joins the fight with the Race for Life“It's all of us versus cancer.” That’s the rallying cry from Ilford South MP, Mike Gapes, who is urging his constituents to unite for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Joining fellow MPs at a Westminster event on March 7, Mike backed the charity’s call to join the...
  • Mike and fellow MPs make an exhibition of themselves
    Mike and fellow MPs make an exhibition of themselvesMike Gapes's portrait is appearing in a one off unique parliamentary photographic exhibition to raise awareness of lung cancer, the most common cancer worldwide . In the UK alone lung cancer causes around 35,000 deaths a year. Mike is among a group of politicians who have had their photographs...
  • My BBC Interview on Syria
    I was interviewed on the BBC Radio 4 The World At One programme today about the situation in Syria. Here is the link to the item - my remarks begin at 5minutes 45 seconds into the piece http://audioboo.fm/boos/698081-fleeing-homs-with-tales-of-slaughter-how-should-the-international-community-respond-the-world-at-one-bbc-radio-4...
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