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 strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Jim Dowd occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • London Transport Zones (Croydon) 25 Nov 2014

    A constituent raised the issue that my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed) kindly allowed me to mention earlier. The Minister said that passengers will choose the cheapest option, but that is not true in every case. It is also about the service. In the case that I highlighted, Crystal Palace is eight stations from Victoria, but Penge East is a mere five stations away. It is a...
  • London Transport Zones (Croydon) 25 Nov 2014

    Can I take my hon. Friend to the northern extremity of his constituency, where it shares a boundary with mine, to Crystal Palace station? Even though that station is in my constituency, a lot of his constituents use it. That station was re-zoned a few years ago—it was zone 4 and now it is zone 3/4—yet Penge East, which is a bit further away but has a much better service into...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence 18 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will undertake a public inquiry into the response of state agencies to victims of domestic violence.

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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 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 16 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 69.41% 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: 10 Nov 2014.

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