Evidence check: National College for Teaching and Leadership HC 957

Evidence given by Peter Kent, President, Association of School and College Leaders, James Noble-Rogers, Executive Director, Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET), Ben Thomas, National Officer, UNISON Education and Children’s Services, and Amanda Timberg, Executive Director, Programme, Teach First; Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive, National College for Teaching and Leadership. Q18 Mr. Ian Mearns […]

09/02/15 Deporting children

Commons Hansard 9 Feb 2015 Deporting children Mr. Ian Mearns (Gateshead): In response to my hon. Friend the Member for Huddersfield (Mr Sheerman) a couple of weeks ago, the Leader of the House was good enough to recognise the importance of the rights of children in deportation and removal cases. Does the Minister think it […]

Parliamentary praise for Katie

Ian has praised Katie Cutler for her fund-raising efforts on behalf of Alan Barnes. He has tabled a Commons motion congratulating her and the people of the North-East for their generosity in supporting Mr Barnes after he was attacked outside his home while putting out his wheelie bin. Ian’s Early Day Motion reads: ATTACK ON […]

02/02/15 Deportation to Nigeria

Deportation to Nigeria 2 Feb 2015 After an urgent campaign by Ian, his parliamentary colleagues and local Councillors from the region, the Home Office continued and completed the disastrously organised deportation of two of Ian’s’ Constituents, Miss Bola Fatumbi and her 5 year old son Rafeeq Atanda, on Friday 23rd January. The deportation was particularly […]

02/02/15 Ian speaks out against North East LEP appointment

Ian speaks out against North East LEP appointment 2 FEB 2015   Ian Mearns is angry at a proposed £150,000 salary for a new job creation chief say a business-led partnership is attempting to “ride roughshod” over elected officials. MPs have come out in defence of the North East Combined Authority (NECA) as it opposes […]

Election Results

The voters of Gateshead have re-elected Ian to serve as their Member of Parliament in the next session. He received 21,549 votes, 56.8 perecent of the poll. Turnout was 59.4 percent. Speaking after the national result became clear, Ian said, We have been watching what we have built up over past decades be dismantled by […]