Jim Dowd

MP, Lewisham West and Penge

Lewisham West and Penge Labour

Jim Dowd’s voting in Parliament

Jim Dowd is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Jim Dowd sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Jim Dowd generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Jim Dowd never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plants: Labelling 13 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to encourage the clearer labelling of plants, flowers and seeds to inform consumers of the potential risk they pose to cats and dogs.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 17 Jun 2015

    Is the First Secretary aware of the concern among authors that the calculation of public lending rights is being distorted by the increasing number of public libraries being run by volunteers because of the huge cuts in local council spending? Will he ask the Culture Secretary, who is extremely knowledgeable in these matters, to ensure that this is rectified and that writers can reasonably...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Health and Social Care 2 Jun 2015

    It is an unexpected pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Howarth—although Mr Speaker is now taking over just as I say that. It is a pleasure to serve under you both. The maiden speeches that have been given this afternoon have been uniformly excellent, and I am sure that they betoken a bright parliamentary future for those Members. To the hon. Member for Colchester (Will Quince), may I...

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Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge

Entered the 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) (since 13 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (11 Jun 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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)
  • 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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 7 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 72.60% 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 — 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.
  • 218 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jim Dowd’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 171 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my nephew, Fred Sollitt Dowd, as a Parliamentary Assistant. (Updated 5 June 2015)
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My partner, Janet Anderson, is employed by Pearson Anderson Communications Ltd as a Consultant. (Registered 05 June 2015)

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