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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: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.
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Working Time Regulations (Amendment) Bill: Second Reading – Peter Dowd.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department most recently discussed with Sefton Council the potential placement within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton of people claiming asylum.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has discussed with Sefton Council the use of holiday parks in the borough as accommodation for people claiming asylum.
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: 23 Jan 2023.