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Peter Dowd is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Peter Dowd’s votes.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.
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I appreciate the Minister’s response to my hon. Friend the Member for Sefton Central (Bill Esterson), my constituency neighbour, but I think he may have missed the substantive point my hon. Friend was making. There is a proposal to rip up Rimrose Valley Park, which is the only substantive green lung in my very small urban constituency, and plough a major road through it. Before he puts his...
My grand- mother received a war widow’s pension for 67 years. My mother received one for 49 years. Two of my nephews are veterans, and a veterans’ network operates in my constituency. They would agree that a pension should be paid at UK rates, wherever a veteran, or any pensioner, lives in the world. When will 96-year-old Anne Puckridge, a world war two veteran who lives in Canada, and...
Listening to the Secretary of State, it seems that everything is fine in local government, and local authorities have all the money and resources they need. Well, the Local Government Association does not say that, the Institute for Fiscal Studies does not say that, council leaders do not say that and Tory MPs—the ones who have a spine, anyway—do not say it. The Secretary of State...
Labour MP for Bootle
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Peter Dowd campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.