Jim Dowd

Former Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge

Iraq War

A number of votes were held on if United Kingdom should take part in the US invasion of Iraq which began in March 2003.

Photo: UK Ministry of Defence

Jim Dowd consistently voted for the Iraq war

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about the Iraq war:

  • On 18 Mar 2003: Jim Dowd voted against saying that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Jim Dowd voted that the Government should use all means necessary to ensure the disarmament of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction leading to the UK joining the US invasion of Iraq two days later. Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2003: Jim Dowd voted against saying the case for military action against Iraq is as yet unproven Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2003: Jim Dowd voted to endorse UN Security Council resolution 1441 giving Iraq a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations. Show vote
  • On 25 Nov 2002: Jim Dowd voted against requiring the support of the UN Security Council and the support of a vote of MPs in the House of Commons before the commitment of UK forces to military action in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 24 Sep 2002: Jim Dowd was absent for a vote on Iraq — Weapons of Mass Destruction Show vote

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