Jim Dowd

Former MP, Lewisham West and Penge

Lewisham West and Penge Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Early Parliamentary General Election 19 Apr 2017

    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...
  • Early Parliamentary General Election 19 Apr 2017

    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...
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Government Departments: Copyright 10 Mar 2017

    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

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Topics of interest

Jim Dowd campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Transport
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Arts
  • Government Departments: Copyright
  • 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)

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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.
  • 184 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 sources
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
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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