Jim Dowd

Former Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge

Votes in the topics listed below are up-to-date as of the start of 2024. We are working on a larger set of updates to these voting summaries that will be complete in early 2024.

Voting records for MPs who change parties / have whip withdrawn

This MP has either become an independent MP, changed parties, or had the party whip withdrawn over the course of their time in Parliament. In the votes below they are compared to their original party (labour).

How Jim Dowd voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

Last updated: 26 April 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Jim Dowd voted on Welfare, Benefits and Pensions #

Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Jim Dowd voted on Taxation and Employment #

Last updated: 29 November 2023. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Jim Dowd voted on Constitutional Reform #

Last updated: 17 October 2023. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Jim Dowd voted on Home Affairs #

Last updated: 17 January 2024. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Jim Dowd voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Jim Dowd voted on Environmental Issues #

Last updated: 4 December 2023. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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