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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.
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Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.
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It is a long time since I read Adam Smith, but as I recall, the fourth maxim goes along the lines of, “Take from the taxpayer only that which is needed for the public realm.” Of course, the converse of that is that the more people do not pay their taxes, the more the rest have to pay to balance up, so Adam Smith’s statement is not absolutely unambiguous. As almost everyone has said...
Precisely—before the right hon. Gentleman was a Member, although not much before, I imagine.
Well, that is a view. The hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) talked about how something that looks too good to be true is too good to be true. People have to take that on board when they become in involved in such schemes, as lots of people have, right across the spectrum, from those who are pretty wealthy all the way down to people who earn quite small sums. It is the...
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: 20 Jul 2020.