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 encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Jim Dowd hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Network Rail 13 Jan 2015

    I congratulate the Minister on organising a meeting next week with the principal train operating companies running into London Bridge—Southern and Southeastern. Can she confirm that we will also have an opportunity to consider the position regarding London Bridge itself and the colossal debacle that my constituents and many others have had to experience for 10 days now, with little sign...
  • Network Rail 13 Jan 2015

    On the point about the disruption and giving notice in advance, Network Rail had years to prepare for the shutdown of London Bridge station over the recent Christmas period as part of the admirable Thameslink programme. However, they made a huge blunder in organising that, the effects of which have still not been concluded and people’s journeys are still being disrupted. It is not...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Publications: Visual Impairment 12 Jan 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the Government plans to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty of June 2013.

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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, 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 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 17 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 69.50% 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?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

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