Mike Gapes

Mike Gapes


Ilford South



Address as

Mr Gapes

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 6485


No constituency office publicised


Electoral history

Contested Ilford North 1983 general election. Member for Ilford South since 9 April 1992

Parliamentary career

PPS to: Paul Murphy as Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office 1997-99, Lord Rooker as Minister of State, Home Office 2001-02

Party groups

Member, Labour National Policy Forum and Joint Policy Committee 1996-2005; Chair, Co-operative Party, Parliamentary Group 2000-01; Trade union liaison officer, London Group of Labour MPs 2001-05

Select committees

Foreign Affairs: Member 1992-97, 2010-, Chair 2005-10; Member: Defence 1999-2001, 2003-05, Liaison 2005-10, Quadripartite (Committees on Strategic Export Controls)/Arms Export Controls 2006-, Joint Committee on National Security Strategy 2010

International bodies

Vice-President, Council of European National Youth Committees 1977-79; Member: NATO Parliamentary Assembly 2002-05, 2010-, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly 2005-10; Treasurer, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group 2010-

Political interests

Defence, international affairs, European Union, economic policy, education, mental health

General Election 2010 - Ilford South

Name Party Votes %
Gapes, Mike Lab/Co-op 25301 49.08%
Boutle, Toby Con 14014 27.18%
Al-Samerai, Anood Lib Dem 8679 16.83%
Chowdhry, Wilson Green 1319 2.56%
Murray, Terry UKIP 1132 2.2%
Jestico, John SKGH 746 1.45%
Result Lab/Co-op Hold (0.18% from Con to Lab/Co-op)