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

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  • Arthritis Week
    Arthritis WeekMike Gapes MP has joined Arthritis Research UK in raising awareness of arthritis and the devastating impact it has on 1 in 6 people in the UK. Mike showed his support at a parliamentary event hosted by Arthritis Research UK marking National Arthritis Week (7-13 October) and...
  • Prostate Cancer
    Prostate CancerMike Gapes MP met representatives of Prostate Cancer recently at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Over a table football ‘friendly’ Mike agreed to champion the charity’s fight to improve the quality of prostate cancer care in Redbridge, and to help raise the issue on the party’s agenda....
  • Little Geek
    Little GeekMike Gapes MP is supporting the Little Miss Geek campaign to celebrate our female heroes of the past and present, in order to inspire young girls to become our female heroes of the future, as a part of Ada Lovelace Day on October 15th. On Thursday 10th October...
  • Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka
    Commonwealth meeting in Sri LankaMike Gapes MP has expressed his strong criticism and disappointment that Prime Minister David Cameron still intends to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka later this month despite the poor human rights situation, the recent damning report by UN High Commissioner for Human...
  • Breast Cancer
    Breast CancerMike Gapes MP has joined leading UK charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s call to make the issue of access to drugs a top priority, and help put breast cancer back on the agenda. Mike Gapes joined more than 70 MPs at a reception hosted by Breakthrough Breast Cancer...
  • Bow Match Women Strike Anniversary
    Here is my speech on Tuesday 8 October 2013 in the debate on the 125th Anniversary of the strike by women at the Bryant and May Match factory in Bow and it's lessons for today. http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=13833&st=11:48:52 11.48 am Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): May I begin with...
  • Time to Freeze Energy Prices
    Mike Gapes has welcomed last week's announcement by Ed Miliband that One Nation Labour is planning to freeze energy bills until the start of 2017. Under David Cameron gas and electricity bills have gone up £300 for the average household. Mike Gapes said: “Under...
  • ILford Needs a New Swimming Pool
    Here is my message to the Swimming Pool protest on Saturday 28 September 2013. You will be aware that I was actively involved in the campaign five years ago and I spoke on Saturday 25 October 2008 at the end of demonstration outside Ilford Town Hall. Ilford had...
  • My Ilford Recorder column 26 September 2013
    I was at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton this week where I heard Labour Leader Ed Miliband and other Shadow Ministers set out Labour's policies and how Labour will build an economy that works for working people. Despite Conservative claims, times are tough. The monthly bills are...
  • Labour Must not Play Tory Referendum Game
    Here is my article published in the Fabian Society Review Labour Party Conference edition. http://www.fabians.org.uk/the-referendum-game/ Despite recent difficulties the European Union is a great success. Many others in the Balkans, in Turkey and Eastern Europe still aspire to join us. Why should that be if it was the...
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