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

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  • Mike supports BUAV call to end animal testing for cosmetics
    Mike Gapes is joining the BUAV in marking the first anniversary of the No Cruel Cosmetics campaign to end animal testing for toiletries and cosmetic products sold in the EU. Mike said: I am pleased to support the No Cruel Cosmetics campaign, and urge the European Commission to listen...
  • NuSound Radio interview
    I was interviewed by NuSound Radio towards the end of last year. The interview was broadcast in early January - you can listen to it here....
  • 100 days to go
    100 days to goThe 25 January marks 100 days to go to the London Mayoral election, so on the 28 January Labour parties thoughout London are running 100 campaigning events, including one in every single parliamentary constituency in the city. Across London, London Labour members are aiming to speak to at least 20,000...
  • Human Rights in Iran
    I spoke in the debate this afternoon in Westminster Hall. Here is my intervention on Louise Ellman MP who introduced the debate : Mike Gapes(Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): Reference has been made to members of other faiths. Has my hon. Friend read the report of the United Nations special...
  • Mike Presses Lansley on KGH
    Mike Gapes Pressed Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on Maternity services at KGH in Health Questions today Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): Can the Secretary of State intervene with those involved with the health for outer north-east London programme to get them to allow the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals...
  • Ilford Recorder Column
    2011 has been a very tough year. 2012 could be even worse. Unemployment and prices are rising and living standards are falling. Public services are being cut but the misguided austerity policy of the Conservative led Government is failing. I asked David Cameron why his government are...
  • Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year
    http://www.shelterecards.org.uk/individual/view/card/f1f86791e0e1 Seasons Greetings to all my constituents, colleagues and friends and all those struggling for peace and harmony throughout the world....
  • No longer good friends
    I pressed Deputy PM Clegg about Europe today and his relations with fellow right wing Liberal German Foreign Minister Westerwelle Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): Eighteen months ago, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary went together to Germany, and they were met by the right-wing Liberal Foreign Minister...
  • Housing Benefit cuts
    As a result of cuts being introduced by the Conservative/Lib Dem Government from January and throughout 2012, current Local Housing Allowance claimants will start experiencing cuts to their Housing Benefit. Constituents struggling to pay their housing costs can seek professional help as soon as possible from Shelter. Details...
  • Europe
    The Tories claim they "vetoed" a new European Treaty in order to stop Europe damaging our country and the financial sector of our economy. But the reality is very different. The reality is that the decision-making procedure for any financial transaction tax is subject to unanimity, not to...
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