Peter Dowd

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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Bootle Labour

Peter Dowd’s voting in Parliament

Peter Dowd is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Peter Dowd sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Peter Dowd generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Peter Dowd has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Carried-forward Losses 17 Oct 2017

    I tried to set to out as comprehensively as I could, without getting too complicated, complex or specific, why we were concerned to keep tabs on this. Trying to keep tabs on the Government’s proposals has been today’s theme, and that is why we have asked for reviews. In the current climate, when there are so many pressures on public services and a range of challenges for the...
  • Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Carried-forward Losses 17 Oct 2017

    We always have to be vigilant—that is the key. Vigilance is crucial. Virtually no one had experienced anything like the banking crisis in living memory. Given that, we have to be on our guard that we do not all breathe such a sigh of relief that it was so long ago that we lose our vigilance.
  • Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Carried-forward Losses 17 Oct 2017

    My hon. Friend makes another good point. The Chartered Institute of Taxation has criticised the Government—“criticise” is the word I use, although I am not sure it would say that; it would most probably say it has brought this to the Government’s attention—for not balancing “its desires to raise some modest revenue with its duty to produce legislation that...

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Labour MP for Bootle

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Peter Dowd campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • HM Treasury
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Probate
  • Taxation: Environment Protection
  • Taxation: Domicil
  • Further Education
  • Corporation Tax: Northern Ireland

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (since 9 Feb 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Financial Secretary (Treasury) (6 Oct 2016 to 9 Feb 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Peter Dowd’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 76 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 103 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1V 8RT, for opinion surveys:
8 January 2016, received £20. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 29 December 2016)
30 March 2016, received £20. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 29 December 2016)
12 May 2016, received £80. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 29 December 2016)
23 June 2016, received £40. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 29 December 2016)
10 August 2016, received £80. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 29 December 2016)
1 December 2016, received £60. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 29 December 2016)
20 December 2016, received £60. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 29 December 2016)
Payment of £500 expected from Government Knowledge Ltd, 18 the Ropewalk, Nottingham NG1 5DI, for services provided on 11 July 2017 as an advisory board member, organising training and publications on government and business. Payment to be made directly to charity. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 07 August 2017)
Payments from ComRes, Coveham House, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham KT11 3EP, for completing surveys:
3 January 2017, received £50. Hours: 50 mins. (Registered 04 October 2017)
27 February 2017, received £100. Hours: 100 mins. (Registered 04 October 2017)
16 June 2017, received £75. Hours: 75 mins. (Registered 04 October 2017)
22 September 2017, received £150. Hours: 150 mins. (Registered 04 October 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)

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