Jim Dowd

Former Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

19 Apr 2017

  • On 19 Apr 2017: Jim Dowd voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2017: Jim Dowd voted no on Technical and Further Education Bill — Financial Support for Students Undertaking Apprenticeships Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2017: Jim Dowd voted yes on Early Parliamentary General Election Show vote

18 Apr 2017

  • On 18 Apr 2017: Jim Dowd voted against raising the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, against introducing a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, against restricting the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than via salary and against other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Jim Dowd was absent for a vote on Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Decline Second Reading Show vote

29 Mar 2017

  • On 29 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted yes on Pension Schemes Bill [Lords] — Systems and processes requirements Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted yes on Pension Schemes Bill [Lords] — Member trustees Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted yes on Pension Schemes Bill [Lords] — Funder of the last resort Show vote

24 Mar 2017

  • On 24 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted yes on Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill — Inspection of accounting records by journalists and citizen journalists Show vote

15 Mar 2017

  • On 15 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted no on Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill (Programme) (No. 2) — Duty to have regard to the life sciences sector and access to new medicines and treatments Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted yes on Petition - No. 31 Bus Service to Cheadle from Hanley — Crown Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted no on Petition - No. 31 Bus Service to Cheadle from Hanley — Social Security Show vote

14 Mar 2017

  • On 14 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted against increasing taxes on alcoholic drinks Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted no on 34. Insurance Premium Tax (Standard Rate) Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted no on 19. Business Investment Relief Show vote

13 Mar 2017

  • On 13 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted no on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Parliamentary Agreement of Terms for Leaving the EU Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted to guarantee EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted yes on Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Show vote

7 Mar 2017

  • On 7 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted no on Children and Social Work Bill [Lords] — Standing Orders (Public Business) Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2017: Jim Dowd voted yes on Children and Social Work Bill [Lords] — Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel Show vote

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