Luton South is a 54.6% Leave area and is very winnable.
In the last parliamentary election the winner was Gavin Shuker a Labour Hold (30.2% majority) Turnout 68.7% (Total electorate: 67188)
The results were
Gavin Shuker LAB 28,804 62.4% +18.2
Dean Russell CON 14,879 32.3% +1.6
Andy Strange LIB 1,056 2.3% -5.3
Ujjawal UB UKI 795 1.7% -10.4
Marc Scheimann GRE 439 1.0% -2.0
Oth OTH 160 0.3%
This is a selection of Gavin Shuker’s votes.
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes 2 votes for, 1 vote against, 7 absences, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes 0 votes for, 6 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes 10 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes 52 votes for, 12 votes against, 37 absences, between 2012–2019
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes 1 vote for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Last updated: 15 Oct 2019. Please share these votes responsibly.
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What recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the rule of law.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase funding for sixth form colleges in England in 2019-20.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme who are resident in Luton who have (a) been granted settled status, (b) been granted pre-settled status and (c) had their application turned down in each year since the introduction of that scheme.
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Independent for Luton South
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015; Labour/Co-operative until 17 Feb 2019
Gavin Shuker campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Department for International Development
Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Department for Transport
Free Schools: Luton
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Member, Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion Committee (since 15 Nov 2016)
Member, Women and Equalities Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 8 May 2019)
Member, Environmental Audit Committee (28 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
Member, Women and Equalities Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 24 Nov 2015)
Shadow Minister (International Development) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Mar 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
Member, Transport Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 18 Jul 2011)
Antarctic Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
Civil Aviation Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
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Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Gavin Shuker’s speeches
Has received answers to 41 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
Has voted in 66.40% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 160 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Last updated: 21 Oct 2019.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Silverstone Circuits
Address of donor: The Jimmy Brown Centre, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester NN12 8TN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two hospitality tickets for the British Grand Prix, total value £2,298
Date received: 8 July 2018
Date accepted: 8 July 2018
Donor status: company, registration 882843
(Registered 25 October 2018)
9 August 2018, received from the Daily Mail and General Trust, £20,000 by way of an out of court settlement of my action for defamation. (Registered 25 October 2018)
From 16 January 2019, unpaid director of The Independent Group (TIG) Ltd (until 19 March 2019, Gemini A) a company limited by guarantee, which was set up to provide support to the Independent Group of MPs. The company became active on 8 February 2019. (Registered 01 March 2019; updated 29 March 2019)
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