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

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day
    This week Mike Gapes MP spoke in the debate in Parliament and signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who died during the Holocaust. Mike Gapes MP said “Holocaust Memorial Day marks the...
  • Eurozone Crisis
    Here is my speech in the pre EU Council debate on Thursday 26 January 2012 12.30 pm Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): The decision by the Prime Minister to walk away from potential agreement at the European Council in December is a disaster for our country and for its long-term...
  • Tory Neanderthals
    Mike Gapes MP clashed with a group of anti-London backwoods "neanderthal"Tory MPs over the London Local Authorities Bill in a debate on Wednesday 25 January . Here is his exchange with Conservative Jacob Rees –Mogg and the subsequent points of order. Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): Has the...
  • Ilford Recorder Column 26 January 2012
    For twenty years local families have been coming to my advice surgeries with housing difficulties. Recently there has been a significant increase. Redbridge has few Local Authority and Housing Association properties. Thousands are forced to rent without security in unsuitable private sector properties. This is not just a local...
  • European Human rights
    The post war Churchill and Attlee Governments were quite right to play a leading role in establishing the Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights. It would be wrong for the UK to withdraw from the Convention. However there are justified concerns about some of the decisions...
  • Migrant Workers
    I was a member of the First Delegated Legislation Committee which met on Thursday 12 January 2012 to consider and approve the “Accession (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 “ relating to extending restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian migrant workers for a...
  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2012
    Here is my speech on Thursday 19 January 2012 in the debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2012 4.2 pm Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): I once introduced a ten-minute rule Bill whose Second Reading was 15 years ago last week. It was the Holocaust Denial Bill, and it ended up...
  • Mike backs Education for all
    Mike backs Education for allMike Gapes welcomed students from Park School Ilford and Seven Kings High School to see exhibits in the House of Commons to help get Education for All. An exhibition was held this week in the House of Commons, Westminster, including artwork from Park School Ilford. The exhibition is part of...
  • Pakistan
    Mike Gapes raised concerns about the situation in Pakistan with Foreign Secretary William Hague in Foreign Office questions on Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 . Column 614 Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): What assessment has the Foreign Secretary made of the current crisis in Pakistan and its possible implications...
  • Electoral Registration
    Mike Gapes spoke in the Opposition day debate on Individual Voter registration on Monday 16 Jan 2012 Here is his intervention and the response of the Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan Column 477 Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): Does my right hon. Friend agree that one of...
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