Ian Mearns

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Labour

Member for Gateshead

ian.mearns.mp@parliament.uk / IanMearnsMP
Select Committees
Backbench Business Committee (since January 2020)
Education Committee (since March 2020)
Liaison Committee (Commons) (since May 2020)

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Commons debate information

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Significant Gateshead Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
113,825
Petition Closed

Increase funding for schools

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 4 Mar 2019 View Ian Mearns's petition debate contributions
19 May 2019
closed 1 year, 1 month ago

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible.

112,025
Petition Closed

Allow Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce safe standing

Gov Responded - 3 May 2018 Debated on - 25 Jun 2018 View Ian Mearns's petition debate contributions
8 Jun 2018
closed 2 years, 1 month ago

Safe Standing offers a much safer alternative to fans who wish to stand, rather than sit at football matches. After the highly successful introduction to rail seating at Celtic Park, as well as numerous Bundesliga clubs, many football fans feel that laws preventing standing areas should be relaxed.


Most recent EDMs signed by Ian Mearns

Date Tabled Title Signatures
15 Jun 2020
Ian Mearns signed this EDM on Monday 22nd June 2020

Shukri Abdi

Tabled by: Apsana Begum (Labour - Poplar and Limehouse)
That this House marks with deepest sadness the death of 12-year-old Shukri Abdi; notes that Shukri came to the UK in 2017 with her mother and four siblings after they fled conflict in Somalia; demands for justice for the family of Shukri Abdi; and calls on the Government to undertake …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Scottish National Party: 10
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
16 Jun 2020
Ian Mearns signed this EDM on Monday 22nd June 2020

BBC Inside Out and Politics North East and Cumbria

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House is concerned to learn the important BBC regional programme Inside Out North East and Cumbria is under threat as the corporation seeks to make cuts to programming; understands that regional segments of the Politics North East and Cumbria are similarly threatened; regrets that all filming of these …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

Ian Mearns has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Ian Mearns has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Ian Mearns has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


109 Written Questions

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