How Jim Dowd voted since 2001
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Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Jim Dowd occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I am not entirely unsympathetic to the thrust of the amendments tabled by the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith), but for one reason above all others—I think this is the Government’s reason—I am not yet convinced that I will vote for them. We must understand what the threshold is for the process. The Government’s position, even thought I do not support it...
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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 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 14 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 69.98% 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") 165 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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