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

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  • European Referendum Bill needs proper scrutiny
    Here is my speech tonight on July 16th 2013 on the European Union (Referendum) Bill (Money) 6.53 pm Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): I wish to speak on the money resolution. This is not the speech that I was not called to give in the debate on 5 July, nor...
  • Parliament must give explicit consent for arms to Syria
    On Thursday 11 July I took part in the debate on the motion That this House believes no lethal support should be provided to anti-government forces in Syria without the explicit prior consent of Parliament. Here is what I said 2.17 pm Mike Gapes...
  • UK must stay in Europol
    During the Home Secretary' statement on EU opt outs on Tuesday 9 July I drew attention to the importance of European co-operation on crime and against people trafficking and challenged her to commit to staying within Europol. Here is the exchange Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): The Home Secretary...
  • Ilford Recorder Column 11 July 2013
    Attitudes to disability have rightly changed massively in recent years. But too many buildings are not user friendly for those who are elderly, disabled or have young children. I have been the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Crossrail Group since 2005. Last week I...
  • EU Referendum Bill
    I was not called to speak on Friday 5 July in the private members bill debate on holding an EU referendum . But I did make two interventions and also raised a point of order. Here is what I said Point of Order “ In answer to an earlier...
  • MIke re-elected as Chair of All Party Crossrail Group
    Mike Gapes MP was re-elected as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Crossrail Group at the AGM on Thursday 4 July. The meeting at the House of Commons then heard up dates on the progress of the project from Transport Minister Stephen Hammond and Crossrail representatives Terry Morgan and Andrew...
  • Mike Calls for step free access at all Crossrail stations
    Mike Gapes has tabled the following Early Day Motion EDM 336 Crossrail Step Free Access That this House strongly welcomes the construction of Crossrail but notes with concern that seven stations on the new Crossrail line, Seven Kings, Manor Park, Maryland, Hanwell, Langley, Iver and Taplow are not planned to...
  • EU confusion
    In response to a question by Mike Gapes Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the role of the British EU Commissioner Catherine Ashton. But the PM failed to explain why he wants other countries to join the EU while many in his party want the UK to leave Here is...
  • NATO
    I spoke in the debate on NATO on 4 July . Here is what I said 1.55 pm Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for St Austell and Newquay (Stephen Gilbert), who, like me, is a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly....
  • Happy Birthday NHS
    Happy Birthday NHSTo celebrate 65 years of the NHS Mike Gapes MP visited the offices of the Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to present them with a giant happy birthday card. He gave the card to Louise Mitchell, Chief Operating Officer of the CCG Mike Gapes MP, said: “I'm immensely proud of...
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