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

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  • Labour must stand firm against referendum
    Speaking to the Bournemouth Fabians on Friday 28 June 2013 Mike Gapes MP a member and former Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee said : “Despite recent difficulties the European Union is a great success. The original Coal and Steel Community has developed over sixty years into the...
  • My love for the Hammers
    Here is my interview with West Ham TV published today http://www.whufc.com/articles/20130628/mp-mike-is-a-happy-hammer_2236884_3221553...
  • Mike supports Guide Dogs' call to keep pedestrians safe from silent menace
     Mike supports Guide Dogs' call to keep pedestrians safe from silent menaceMike Gapes has supported Guide Dogs’ call for the installation of a vital safety feature on quiet hybrid and electric vehicles to keep pedestrians safe, by attending a reception at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 26 June. The Ilford South MP was amongst the large number of Members of...
  • Heart Failure
    Heart FailureMike Gapes MP is supporting the “Don’t Fail on Heart Failure” campaign,which was launched in Parliament on 18th June. During the reception, Mike Gapes MP met patients and clinicians, before signing the Don’t Fail on Heart Failure pledge, committing to support patient access to treatments and technology...
  • Ball Games
    Ball GamesYoung people in Ilford and Redbridge must be given the chance to get active for an hour each day if the Borough is ever to call time on childhood obesity, Ilford South MP Mike Gapes has warned. Mike Gapes MP joined other top politicians, including...
  • G8 Statement
    During the statement on the G8 summit on Wednesday 19 June 2013 I asked David Cameron “The Prime Minister is aware that 30 years ago, a United States President and a British Conservative Prime Minister decided to arm the mujaheddin in Afghanistan, with consequences that are still with us today...
  • Iran election
    .I spoke in Parliament on Monday 17 June in the debate on the statement about the election of President Rowhani in Iran. Here is my exchange with the Foreign Secretary. Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): The Iranian people are overwhelmingly young and want to engage with the rest of the...
  • Ilford Recorder Column 13 June 2013
    When Labour left office in 2010, 98% of patients in England were seen within four hours of arriving in Accident and Emergency Departments. In opposition David Cameron promised to protect the NHS but his Government has cut almost 4,000 nurses and A&E waiting times have hit a ten-year...
  • Syria - Dangerous to Lift EU Arms Embargo
    Here is my speech yesterday Tuesday 21 May 2013 in the debate on the future of the European Union Arms Embargo on Syria Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): I congratulate the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee on his contribution. I agree with everything he said, with one...
  • Tories confirm A and E closure but when ?
    In answer to a question by Mike Gapes MP during an emergency Urgent Question in Parliament on Tuesday 21 May 2013, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that the Tory led government still intend to go ahead with their plans announced by his predecessor Andrew Lansley in 2011 to close...
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