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Jim Dobbin

Former Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton

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A selection of Jim Dobbin's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Health: In Vitro Fertilisation 8 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on categorising modification to genomic DNA in mitochondria through pronuclear transfer or maternal spindle transfer as genetic modification.
  • Written Answers — Health: Childbirth 4 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of changes in the survival rate of babies born before 24 weeks gestation; and if he will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iraq 2 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage the Iraq government to sign the Ministry of Justice's draft Prison Transfer Agreement.

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Former Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 7 September 2014 — Died

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Education and Skills
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Tranquillisers
  • Abortion
  • Education (Heywood and Middleton)
  • Gibraltar
  • Abortions

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2009)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (15 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (29 Jun 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Jim Dobbin’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 104 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 61.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 95 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 68 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Aug 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Address of donor:  150 Strand, London, WC2R 1JA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): air fare and hotel accommodation with a total value of £1,621
Destination of visit: Gibraltar
Date of visit: 6-11 September 2013
Purpose of visit:  Visit as part of a Parliamentary Delegation with the APPG on Gibraltar, of which I am the chairman, to celebrate Gibraltar Day.
(Registered 4 November 2013)

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