Nic Dakin

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Nic Dakin is the Labour MP for Scunthorpe. He entered Parliament at the May 2010 general election, the previous MP, Elliot Morley (Labour), having stepped down.

Science Education

In July 2010, Nic Dakin proposed Early Day Motion 467: Physics Teachers[1]. The motion stated:

That this House expresses its concern at the lack of specialist physics teachers and the consequent drastic drop in the number of entrants to physics A-level; recognises the threat this poses to UK physics and engineering and therefore to the UK economy; and calls for greater incentives to attract physics graduates into teaching in order to create access to high-quality physics teaching for every child.

Science Funding

In October 2010, Nic Dakin signed Early Day Motion 767: Science is Vital Campaign. The motion stated that the house "believes that continued investment in research is vital in order to meet the technological and social challenges of the 21st century, and to continue to attract high-tech industries to invest here; further believes that large cuts to science funding are a false economy, due to evidence that research investment fuels economic growth".[2]

Alternative Medicine

Nic Dakin is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare.[3]

Same-Sex Marriage

Nic Dakin voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at both its second reading in February 2013[4] and its third reading in May 2013[5].



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