A selection of Jim Dowd's votes
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Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 18 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2015
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
2 votes for, 5 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2016
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I support the motion because, as a Government Member said earlier, it seems rather bizarre that the Opposition should say, “We want to keep a Tory Government in power.” That just makes no sense. We have to put our case to the British people and see what happens. We have arrived today at a point that I always thought was inevitable. This was bound to happen. I never bought all that...
The follow-through is to do whatever we can to get rid of a Tory Government as soon as we can. That is always the case. It might not work, but that is up to the British people in an election. It is their choice. In saying why I think this position is inevitable, I want to pay a minor tribute to Mr David Cameron—late of this parish. When the history of this country in the early part of...
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what process his Department has for allocating funds for the payment for copyright licenses by the Government; and what funds were allocated for such payments in each of the last five years.
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Former Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Also represented Lewisham West
Topics of interest
Jim Dowd campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Innovation and Skills
- Culture Media and Sport
- Government Departments: Copyright
- Cancer: Health Services
- Government Departments: Reprography
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Petitions Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- 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)
- Government Whip (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)
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Jim Dowd’s speeches
- Has received answers to 15 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 68.52% 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 182 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 186 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: William Hill PLC
Address of donor: Greenside House, 50 Station Road, Wood Green, London N22 7TP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets plus hospitality, at the FA Cup Final
tie at Wembley Stadium
, with an estimated total value of £500
Date received: 21 May 2016
Date accepted: 21 May 2016
Donor status: company, registration 04212563
(Registered 02 June 2016
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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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