How Jim Dowd voted since 2001
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Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
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Jim Dowd hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
As ever, I am indebted to the Speaker for allowing me this opportunity to raise an issue the like of which, in all my years as a Member and in the 20 years before that when I was a member of Lewisham borough council, I have never come across before. I have never encountered such a ham-fisted and poorly executed policy as the one I am about to describe. The title seems quite broad, but I am...
I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. I was going to come to that. The issue has been resolved in the short term, but its impact persists and it has exposed a severe flaw in the system by which the Department for Education, the Education Funding Agency, local education authorities and local providers procure additional places. Let me detail the chronology of this case. I...
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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
- Home Department
- Innovation and Skills
- Culture Media and Sport
- Cancer: Health Services
- 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, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
- Member, Health Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (6 May 1997 to 11 Jun 2001)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 13 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 70.06% 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") 164 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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