Jim Dowd

MP, Lewisham West and Penge

Lewisham West and Penge Labour

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How Jim Dowd voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Jim Dowd hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • London Bridge Station (Redevelopment) 27 Jan 2015

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  • London Bridge Station (Redevelopment) 27 Jan 2015

    This is the point that I wanted to make. The Minister will be aware that Southern has cancelled all the peak-hour evening services from London Bridge to West Croydon and is encouraging people to use Overground instead. Actually, it is encouraging them to go on to Norwood Junction and then go back to the station that they originally wanted to get to. That is now causing severe overcrowding on...
  • London Bridge Station (Redevelopment) 27 Jan 2015

    I will be as brief as possible, although given the volume of material that I have received from constituents about this subject, I could take up the rest of the morning, let alone five minutes. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander) for sharing her time with us. The issue is critical for all of us in south-east London. As she suggested, I will concentrate on...

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Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Lewisham West

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Transport
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Copyright
  • Cancer: Health Services
  • Broadband
  • Copyright: Education
  • Theft: Mobile Phones

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Health Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Health Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (8 May 1997 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (6 May 1997 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1993 to 1 Jun 1995)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 15 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 69.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 167 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.

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