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Debates

Date Department Forum Title
Tue 05 Nov 2019 No Department present Commons Chamber Topical Questions
Mr Gavin Shuker contributed 1 speech (81 words)
Tue 05 Nov 2019 No Department present Commons Chamber Oral Answers to Questions
Mr Gavin Shuker contributed 1 speech (81 words)

Questions

Date Title Questioner
8 Oct 2019, 4:21 p.m. Rule of Law Mr Gavin Shuker

Question to the Ministry of Justice

What recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the rule of law.

Answer (Chris Philp)

The Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor meet regularly and discuss a range of matters. The Lord Chancellor has sworn an oath to respect the rule of law and to defend the judiciary. It is an oath he takes very seriously. The government will always abide by the law.


Tweets

Date Department or MP
9 Dec 2019, 8:53 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

As an independent, I don't work for the political parties. I only work for you. https://t.co/cth9zxZv1X #GE2019 https://t.co/cJUaeVSE10

7 Dec 2019, 3:24 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I've said consistently that this is more than just a football project. It's a regeneration project. It benefits all our town and the fact this company is prepared to take the local authority to court, and waste public funds on a judicial review is simply shoddy behaviour.

7 Dec 2019, 3:24 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Great to be at @saveourtownltn protest against @CapRegPLC today. They are blocking @LutonTown developments purely to benefit the profits of their shareholders and it's time they stood aside and allowed the stadium to be built. https://t.co/LBivRVvilI

7 Dec 2019, 2:49 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@lunaperla @DominicGrieve1 @Anna_Soubry @ClaireWrightInd @DavidGauke Thank you so much.

7 Dec 2019, 2:42 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@saveourtownltn @CapRegPLC @LutonTown I've said consistently that this is more than just a football project. It's a regeneration project. It benefits all our town and the fact this company is prepared to take the local authority to court, and waste public funds on a judicial review is simply shoddy behaviour.

6 Dec 2019, 9:35 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@n0rma1 I think my reasons are extremely well documented. But, for tonight, shall we start with this from my friend @lucianaberger https://t.co/GlHEsYXljQ

6 Dec 2019, 9:30 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I’m not a Muslim; I’m not a Jew. I believe in solidarity. I couldn’t vote for either of the ‘leaders’ on the stage tonight. I invite you not to either.

5 Dec 2019, 4:22 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@NFUBedsHunts Hi. Sure - drop me a line at campaign@gavinshuker.org - thanks!

3 Dec 2019, 2:53 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Went on a walkabout through High Town for @hightownluton, answering some of the questions sent in by local residents. https://t.co/0gEO4tNfE3

3 Dec 2019, 2:15 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Thanks also to the volunteers who've popped by the office today to pick up some leaflets. Please get in touch if you can spare some time! https://t.co/gNPO5O03vY https://t.co/a54q5vUZ01

3 Dec 2019, 2:14 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Good to talk to @itvanglia today about the election race here in Luton South, and how jobs, investment and our young people's futures are so affected by what happens next with #Brexit. https://t.co/wpU8N2nf6l

2 Dec 2019, 7:12 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Speaking tonight at the @youthnetwork5 hustings at the @uniofbeds - you can watch live https://t.co/qNTXRpYd0M https://t.co/No6ZgZR9sQ

30 Nov 2019, 9:08 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@KaiyesCorner A ruler.

30 Nov 2019, 10:48 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Here's how to find the office - we're open now until 4pm. Get in touch via https://t.co/gNPO5O03vY https://t.co/wJk57xUmG7

30 Nov 2019, 10:44 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Thank you @LibDemsLuton for your endorsement. These are going out across the town this weekend. Come join us deliver! https://t.co/fwm9ig7Xjr

30 Nov 2019, 9 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

🎯🚝🛫 https://t.co/jYeW7rOumE

29 Nov 2019, 6:05 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

The @InspireFMLuton hustings are underway! Tune in on the radio or https://t.co/Vuf9kONWwr https://t.co/56l6GsApgj

28 Nov 2019, 5:42 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Donald Tusk always struck me as a good friend to the UK and above all, decent. Sorry to see him pass on the baton. https://t.co/ac3j3UP56S

27 Nov 2019, 11:39 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@WillPeall @BobbyBamber @SamCoatesSky Yep. Shown in the YouGov numbers but not the Times ones. Others isn’t directly a named Independent though. We have more than one. Fascinating to see the methodology in Indy seats. I’m sure it’s very logical.

27 Nov 2019, 10:35 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Enjoyed speaking to Emilio about campaigning in Luton South as an Independent - interesting piece about the candidates who can no longer support their former parties which have drifted to the extremes. https://t.co/qcx09boRsK

27 Nov 2019, 10:17 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@BobbyBamber @SamCoatesSky While that Independents prediction might very well be right, it’s not in the data. In each of those seats the Independent appears to get 0%. Which makes sense using MRP.

27 Nov 2019, 5:04 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

For those asking, I support the pledge from @SchoolCuts for more money for our schools. I've consistently campaigned in parliament for greater funding across the education system, from #RaiseTheRate through to nurseries and universities. It's disappointing this isn't reflected. https://t.co/QOZsmGS9TB

27 Nov 2019, 11:30 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I commend Parvez on his principled decision to call out Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. It's distressing that both legacy parties have failed so badly to deal with the institutional racism in their ranks. https://t.co/1I0a3R7mmf https://t.co/3jqPN4qG51

26 Nov 2019, 11:57 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@youngvulgarian It’s okay you’ve got another day or so.

26 Nov 2019, 11:28 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@rob_robkay @heidiallen75 In my seat, the Labour candidate backs Brexit. Supports it. Won’t fight it. Will support it again. A gateway to enabling a race to the bottom on environment, employment, free movement. I don’t have a tribe. But yeah, Kum Ba Yah.

26 Nov 2019, 6:38 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Thanks to everyone for having us today and to Lantern and Hope Church for organising the event. https://t.co/mlA1VyBv88

26 Nov 2019, 6:38 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

With the Labour candidate confirming their support for Brexit, it's clear that in Luton South it's a choice between Labour Brexit, Tory Brexit, Brexit Party Brexit OR me, the only Remain candidate who can win here. https://t.co/gNPO5O03vY

26 Nov 2019, 6:38 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

It was really good to speak this morning at the @LANT_ern and @HopeChurchLuton hustings in Bury Park, with questions from women from faith and community organisations. https://t.co/kHihcNs0D0

25 Nov 2019, 11:43 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@PeterBanksLD @FraserCadman Luton Town orange.

25 Nov 2019, 10:01 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I didn’t realise I could feel shame on behalf of a party I’m no longer associated with. I was wrong. https://t.co/oF9uyOV3hO

24 Nov 2019, 10:20 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@PickardJE @SebastianEPayne A Future Fair for all.

23 Nov 2019, 7:21 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@kittakatti https://t.co/7YUzaOrRkP 😉

23 Nov 2019, 1:10 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Ignore my worst-superhero-ever pic from last night - but just to say Luton’s @filmstock12 still has two packed days to go. And it’s raining this afternoon... 😉 https://t.co/1NRQ6JW38g https://t.co/0b3GA0htuO

22 Nov 2019, 11:08 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Well, it worked well for him last time around, so... https://t.co/I6BK3ulGoZ

21 Nov 2019, 6:34 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Congratulations to Justin, Kate and family! 🍼 https://t.co/l0dp74aUp0

19 Nov 2019, 9:03 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Can they both lose?

19 Nov 2019, 3:45 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@booobiesweets Hi Alice. Whilst parliament is dissolved I’m not currently an MP, though my casework team is still working on people’s issues. Do you want to call on 01582 457774 or email casework@gavinshuker.org?

17 Nov 2019, 3:10 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@Philjeff212 I think you’ve made a mistake by including me here.

17 Nov 2019, 3 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@RetroLaird Hi, we only block on Facebook for comments that are obscene and/or legally actionable. So if you’d like to send me your real name, address, and your Facebook username I’ll happily look into that for you.

15 Nov 2019, 3:43 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@RMFG7 Thank you.

14 Nov 2019, 6:12 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I'm officially a candidate! I'm standing as an Independent in Luton South to offer a proper Remain alternative to the Brexit-supporting Labour, Tory and Brexit parties. Please help me by volunteering or chipping in https://t.co/FSZcigiV8q.

14 Nov 2019, 6:12 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I've got the support of the local Lib Dems, who've taken a historic decision to step aside and back me as the only person on the ballot paper who can beat the Brexit-supporting Labour candidate. Indeed, the Chair of Luton’s Lib Dems proposed my nomination.

14 Nov 2019, 6:12 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

It’s also been announced that leading tactical voting sites Best for Britain and the People’s Vote campaign made me their preferred candidate. I'd really appreciate your support too - please get in touch here: https://t.co/7YUzaOrRkP

14 Nov 2019, 4:03 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@SpinningHugo Thank you!

13 Nov 2019, 9:37 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

The moment - bleary eyed - I realised that the arc of history is, at best, long. https://t.co/sTcnSRFoy0

11 Nov 2019, 9:35 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@paulscoins You need to update this post.

11 Nov 2019, 9:09 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Thank you @BedsFire for all you do for us in Luton - and now further afield. https://t.co/zvOlHl3vpG

11 Nov 2019, 7:32 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I’ve been clear and consistent in opposing Brexit. Wherever you live, help me in Luton South. https://t.co/FSZcigiV8q https://t.co/8ZCIajdpbP

11 Nov 2019, 10:54 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Paying our respects in Stopsley this morning. Thanks to Stopsley Parish Church for organising today's Armistice Day ceremony and to @bedspolice and @BedsFire for supporting our community. https://t.co/xgI1CIPh3K

10 Nov 2019, 4:54 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Today we remember the fallen and give thanks to those who defend us. https://t.co/j6Lwzn8k95

10 Nov 2019, 2:02 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@whocareswhatjew Rabbi Yossi Schwei.

10 Nov 2019, 1:25 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I first attended Luton’s #RemembranceDay Parade as an Air Cadet. 25 years on, I’m still here. Today we remember all who serve. https://t.co/PvN8D4wkxD

10 Nov 2019, 12:19 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@youngvulgarian Narc

9 Nov 2019, 12:30 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Thank you @BestForBritain for backing me in Luton South as the best bet to Remain. https://t.co/IKdMCxMi4t https://t.co/EC4sLJk45N

8 Nov 2019, 6:54 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

An hour spent digging motorists out with a shovel wasn’t wasted. Everyone rubber-knecking up our hill saying ‘Blimey, he’s dedicated. I didn’t expect the MP to be helping stranded motorists like that’ was sublime. (3/3)

8 Nov 2019, 6:53 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Driving across town in the worst of conditions to pick up my daughter required me to have to clear all those cars before I could even move mine. (2/3)

8 Nov 2019, 6:53 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

As a side note, one of my favourite memories of the winter of 2017 was the day all the cars ground to a halt outside our house. Snow and gradient don’t mix. (1/3)

8 Nov 2019, 6:45 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Gritter Twitter. 🥶 https://t.co/PIAofqvzkc

8 Nov 2019, 5:48 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Two leaders. Two positions on Brexit. Like now but with a Remainer Leader grafted on. Genius. 👏 https://t.co/BkO60MQNVD

7 Nov 2019, 2:04 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

It’s sickening to see @CapRegPLC take expensive legal action against our town in their latest bid to block @LutonTown’s regeneration plans. Every penny it costs us to defend will be money lost to local services. They cannot succeed. https://t.co/xiQleEdwKA

7 Nov 2019, 7:32 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

If you can spare a bit of money to help elect more MPs who will do the same please go to: https://t.co/W607Icebss or https://t.co/FSZcigiV8q

7 Nov 2019, 7:32 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

That’s why I’m proud to be part of the @MoreUnitedUK Network. It’s a cross-party group of MPs who work together to find common ground and long-term solutions to the big issues facing our country. If re-elected in Luton South, I'll continue to do that. https://t.co/cIUYKPtzmB

7 Nov 2019, 7:32 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Politics is toxic at the moment. It’s making lots of people switch off, and tribal loyalty to a political party is helping to create that environment.

6 Nov 2019, 8:47 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@PaulieWT59 @matt_young 👏

6 Nov 2019, 8:15 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Up there with the guy that designed us the bus.

6 Nov 2019, 8:13 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Nice of Tom to go to all that special effort to persuade Labour MPs who couldn’t bring themselves to put Corbyn into Number 10, to stay. Personal highlight of the year for me.

5 Nov 2019, 7:31 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Earlier I asked @DominicRaab what he's actually done to help the citizens of #JammuAndKashmir following the appalling human rights abuses in Kashmir. It's obvious it's not enough - he must do more. https://t.co/8L41gv5ZV4

5 Nov 2019, 8:14 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

In Luton South, Labour's candidate backs Brexit and they'd campaign to Leave in any future referendum. So would the Tory. If you believe in Remain, lend me your vote on 12 December. https://t.co/iVex0x0l6g https://t.co/aVZH5p1ojr

4 Nov 2019, 6:03 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

In Parliament, Big Ben is randomly binging.

4 Nov 2019, 12:04 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I’ve studied all the manifestos, public remarks and commitments; and studiously avoided eye contact with all the contenders for weeks. I think Chris is the best candidate for the job. I should add this declaration for Chris will be news to him, too.

4 Nov 2019, 12:02 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

While it will do me no benefit to declare my intentions(!) my vote will go to @RhonddaBryant in the first round. https://t.co/bmIbh11wfx

4 Nov 2019, 8:13 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

What an incredible British sportsman. 6 times world champion. https://t.co/MaDTV0E4BE

3 Nov 2019, 6:44 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@craigslatersky Nice piece with @danielricciardo just now.

3 Nov 2019, 4:52 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@LouiseRawAuthor 😂

3 Nov 2019, 12:36 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I’ve not got the resources of the big parties, but if you can spare some time, or even to chip in to help, that would make a real difference. Luton’s deserves a voice in parliament that isn’t owned by the two old parties. Lend me your vote on 12 December. https://t.co/7YUzaOrRkP

3 Nov 2019, 12:36 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I have lived in Luton all my life and worked hard to make our town better over the last 10 years. Labour thinks this is a safe seat. They’re taking your vote for granted. Don’t let them. https://t.co/iVex0x0l6g

3 Nov 2019, 12:36 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Labour’s changed. The hard-left have taken over. Corbyn’s hand-picked candidate backs him all the way - and they back Brexit too. The Tories want to take us out with the hardest Brexit they can. Both parties have failed our country badly. https://t.co/Et85HA6UEu

3 Nov 2019, 12:34 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

On Thursday 12 December, I’m standing in Luton South as the Independent candidate. That means I don’t work for the political parties: I only work for you. Find out more: https://t.co/Et85HA6UEu https://t.co/6vNH24UrS7

1 Nov 2019, 10:14 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@theobertram Sounds more like the season of election returns with that maths.

31 Oct 2019, 5:33 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Today, I’ve written to the owners of Vauxhall, and the directors of Fiat Chrysler, to seek assurances and ensure our factory will be safe in any future plans and that any savings will be achieved without impacting future production at Luton. https://t.co/ovTrOBB78t

31 Oct 2019, 5:33 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

The companies say savings won’t be achieved through plant closures, but it will cause a degree of uncertainty for my constituents who build the Vivaro. It comes at the same time as the Government’s Brexit plans threaten the way the factory operates. https://t.co/vtplDRE3xI

31 Oct 2019, 5:32 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

It was only two years ago that General Motors sold Vauxhall to PSA, and workers at the time were rightly concerned about their job security and the future of the plant. Our site has been under threat before; every time I’ve stood with our brilliant workforce to defend it. https://t.co/kcSxQnCUpu

31 Oct 2019, 5:32 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

My dad worked at Vauxhall, as did his dad before him. This company has a unique place in Luton’s history and has, as we know, been through some truly difficult times. The news that the company that owns it is to again restructure will obviously be a worry. https://t.co/gvdIxOAD4B

31 Oct 2019, 2 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@jreynoldsMP @MichaelLCrick @IainDale @PeterKellner1 @GerryHassan @SimonHenig Why is @lewis_baston predicting the result of an Australian election?

30 Oct 2019, 10:38 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@labourpress @jeremycorbyn .BREXIT

30 Oct 2019, 10:29 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

“Their success was to a large extent due to Jason Allday’s inspirational leadership, clarity of planning and careful execution.” https://t.co/SQcIpcuCMI

30 Oct 2019, 4:33 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@fontanastevie Hi - drop me an email campaign@gavinshuker.org and we’ll do what we can to help.

29 Oct 2019, 11:17 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@RobDotHutton Is it time for bed, Rob?

29 Oct 2019, 8:30 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

In this election I won’t have the big money of the vested interests. I’ll come under attack by legacy parties who don’t want an Independent voice that owes their allegiance only to the people of Luton. So if you feel you can help, please email us: campaign@gavinshuker.org. (4/4)

29 Oct 2019, 8:30 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

There’ll be a general election on 12 December; I’ll stand as the *Independent* candidate for Luton South. Luton has always been my home - it’s been an honour to be our voice in parliament since 2010. Our politics has changed a lot in that time. Fundamentally, mine hasn’t. (1/4)

29 Oct 2019, 8:30 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

The hard-left clique that have taken over the Labour party now want repeat that exercise in the country, making Corbyn Prime Minister. We’ve had parachuted-in MPs before that care more about getting the job than representing our town, and we all saw how that ended. (3/4)

29 Oct 2019, 8:30 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Like so many Lutonians, I believe we can do better than a choice between Corbyn’s hard-left Labour candidate; and a Tory who will slavishly back Johnson’s hard-Brexit, scarring our community. If you feel that this choice is no choice at all, I ask you to lend me your vote. (2/4)

29 Oct 2019, 6:23 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@FilipEvans Likewise.

29 Oct 2019, 3:24 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@DuncanWeldon 16, no. A fair number of 17 year olds, yes.

29 Oct 2019, 10:33 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

BBC2 now trolling us. https://t.co/tACjVhNN6M

29 Oct 2019, 8:55 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@emteess 5 year olds aren’t on the electoral register. I think my argument is fairly clear.

29 Oct 2019, 8:49 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

The ‘timescales’ argument we’ll hear today is disingenuous. Some under-18s are already on the electoral register; many EU27 citizens are too. The standard here is not full coverage of these groups; it’s whether these groups are wholly disenfranchised. https://t.co/xCaW0lN343

25 Oct 2019, 8:45 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@damongreenITV @thhamilton Their current membership didn’t join to Fight The Tories.

24 Oct 2019, 9:47 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I spoke to @BBC3CR today about the letter I sent to the owners of The Mall in Luton who are objecting to the @LutonTown proposals for our town. They need to back down on this. Full interview here: https://t.co/Mp4KmlgDBB https://t.co/kRaNiRVAys https://t.co/A6uw4TIkFm

24 Oct 2019, 8 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Today in Brexit: We’re not leaving the EU on 31 October, do or die. All the rest is noise.

24 Oct 2019, 2:52 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

The company was under pressure to make changes. This led to the consultation, which took place over the summer. It galvanised our town, and I brought ThamesLink to meet with the Council Chief Executive and asked the council to help push back on the consultation.

24 Oct 2019, 2:52 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

The decision has been taken to maintain the current timetable until December 2020. Rest assured, if the threat of removing services from Luton's residents returns, I'll use all options available to me as your Member of Parliament to stop that from happening.

24 Oct 2019, 2:52 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

It was fantastic to see such a positive response - you can see that from the letter above. I'm so glad that a new rail users group for Luton has been established as a result of this whole process. That's such an important piece of the jigsaw in any future discussions.

24 Oct 2019, 2:52 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Let's not forget the trains which were being earmarked for removal were put in place to mitigate for trains Luton had *already* lost. Removing services from Luton and giving them to commuter groups that shout more loudly in more leafy areas further down the line was unacceptable.

24 Oct 2019, 2:52 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

When this was first suggested back in February, I blocked the proposal at a brutal meeting of commuter groups from Harpenden and their local MP. I was the only voice in a room of 35 people speaking for Luton and I made the point that this was simply not fair.

24 Oct 2019, 2:52 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I’m really pleased to be able to say that @TLRailUK have today confirmed Luton will keep the services they had threatened to remove and give to Harpenden. This is a fantastic result. Here’s their letter. https://t.co/L8sLoQqzRs

23 Oct 2019, 9:56 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I'll be speaking to @BBC3CR tomorrow morning at 0720 about this too. Tune in!

23 Oct 2019, 4:39 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

My letter to the owners of Luton’s Mall @CapRegPLC calling on them to withdraw the threat of legal action potentially blocking the @LutonTown stadium plans. This would risk millions of pounds of investment in our town centre that Luton badly needs. https://t.co/5APQMmZafR

23 Oct 2019, 11:43 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Your regular reminder that Jeremy Corbyn wants Brexit as much as Boris Johnson does. https://t.co/cOKew5g6t1

22 Oct 2019, 9:04 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

I’ll be voting against the Withdrawal Bill today at 2nd reading; and again against the programme motion, today. There’s no mandate for the kind of blind Brexit the PM is persuing. That can be fixed with a confirmatory vote amendment, which I’ll support if it reaches that stage.

21 Oct 2019, 9:30 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Looking great for 2020. Really fantastic series. https://t.co/ZSMccS6idA

19 Oct 2019, 9:34 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Totally normal. https://t.co/Ji96Kso7jc

19 Oct 2019, 2:26 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

📺 Spoke to @BBCLookEast about the @LutonTown plans last night. I completely object to any attempt from @CapRegPLC to try and block the plans for a new stadium and the company must think again. Watch the full video here: https://t.co/OOn4Dr326z https://t.co/B3VLiZ3jrP

19 Oct 2019, 1:32 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Just leaving this here, for a friend. https://t.co/FaY0w2aBYy

19 Oct 2019, 1:19 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

A peculiar phenomenon of the 2017- parliament is this guy’s unwillingness to ever subject his speeches to a subeditor before delivering them. https://t.co/IdKRIqBiC8

19 Oct 2019, 8:35 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@RobDotHutton They showed their hand, pulling this trick a few weeks ago. Sneaky. Tellers can be ‘created’ out of any quick thinking pair of MP and I’m sure, in this circumstance, would.

18 Oct 2019, 9:28 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

If Johnson’s Brexit deal goes through tomorrow it’ll be because of Corbyn’s a-nod-and-a-wink approach to his own MPs backing it. Bottom line is he’d like Brexit to go through without having to take any responsibility for it: his stance ever since the referendum was declared.

18 Oct 2019, 7:32 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Great to spend the morning at the @TUIUK Engineering Hangar at @LDNLutonAirport. Pupils from @ChilternA learnt about the well-paid, highly skilled-jobs available there. Thanks to TUI for having us! @TUIJobsUK @airlines_UK https://t.co/nD4jxHiMzb

18 Oct 2019, 4:35 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Speaking to @BBCLookEast and @BBC3CR tonight about the potential legal challenge to the @LutonTown stadium plans. @CapRegPLC is making a mistake by threatening this action. This historic piece of regeneration is so important for our town. https://t.co/G3po28q2B1

18 Oct 2019, 2:19 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@DuncanWeldon https://t.co/cULHRb1JOL

18 Oct 2019, 2:18 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@DuncanWeldon Sorry, duff info: order paper is now out and it makes clear debates can run *until any hour*. So not possible to predict when votes will come.

18 Oct 2019, 7:37 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

If the owners of Luton’s Mall, @CapRegPLC follow through - as they have threatened in recent days - with legal action designed to slow or scrap our new @LutonTown stadium projects, they will be making a grave mistake. Luton will not put up with their bully boy tactics.

17 Oct 2019, 3:15 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@DuncanWeldon Motion as amended reads like Govt Statements; then debate on the govt motion - multiple votes at 2pm.

16 Oct 2019, 10:10 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Louise cannot work to elect a man who is not fit to be our Prime Minister. I wish there were more in our former party with that integrity. https://t.co/149rKiArXd

16 Oct 2019, 1 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@MarkRannoch @LLA_Ltd Yep, it’s literally being built now. https://t.co/1FtTOzMxhd

15 Oct 2019, 10:36 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

👀 https://t.co/cscKCaTTHq

15 Oct 2019, 9:46 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@JohnRentoul @RSylvesterTimes Good piece. I appreciate Rachel is quoting an MP but if I knew the identity of that MP I would explain to that MP that while Lauda, Fangio, Stewart, and Prost were all strongly associated with win-at-slowest-speed, to the best of my knowledge Nigel Mansell was not.

10 Oct 2019, 12:04 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@PickardJE ‘Hey Google. Who understands the EHRC inside out from her time leading the Government Equalities Office?’

10 Oct 2019, 7:46 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

So prescient of my six-year-old to know exactly what I would want for my birthday. And to offer to open and try them for me at 6.45am. I truly am blessed. https://t.co/DsIsJz6ZPg

9 Oct 2019, 8:38 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Truly awful events in Halle today. Clearly influenced by the horrendous attack in Christchurch. It’s easy to feel powerless in light of such hatred. Don’t elect an anti-Semite to the highest office in the land. Don’t elect an islamophobe to the highest office in the land.

8 Oct 2019, 12:10 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

@Aron_Cheung 👌

8 Oct 2019, 10:43 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

The impact on areas like Luton has been significant. Less investment, a much tighter economy, squeezing jobs. And for what? Needlessly self-inflicted pain for the least well-off in our society. https://t.co/3uFaOA0jsC

8 Oct 2019, 7:19 a.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Revealing text message from a 'Number 10 source' (are we still...? OK) shows Johnson and team so dogmatically committed to No Deal they're willing to put future cooperation on our country's security at risk. Shameful. https://t.co/tMTFWFmYog https://t.co/etaN17dTHw

7 Oct 2019, 6:02 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

It was also great to get to see some of the new classrooms, especially the engineering department where they'll be working with @F1inSchoolsHQ on some of the curriculum. https://t.co/LhK0n3Q3ut

7 Oct 2019, 6:02 p.m. Mr Gavin Shuker (Independent - Luton South)

Now that's how you open a school... Well done to everyone at @ChilternA on opening their fantastic new building. Good luck to all pupils, parents and teachers! https://t.co/AtiBz8blOA