Ian Mearns MP

Ian Mearns was elected as the MP for Gateshead in 2010. Before being elected to Parliament he was for 27 years a member of Gateshead Council where he was the council’s lead member for Children and Young People and for 8 years the Council’s Deputy Leader. Since being elected to Parliament he has been a member of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, served a brief period as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ivan Lewis, Shadow Secretary of State for Overseas Development and as a member of the Backbench Members Committee and HS2 Bill Committee. Following the 2015 General Election, the new Parliament elected Ian to Chair the Backbench Members Committee.