Peter Dowd

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Peter Dowd is the Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Bootle. [1]

Dowd replaced Joe Benton, the Labour MP who Bootle since 1990, when he retired in 2015. [2] Dowd went on to retain the seat with a majority of 28,704 in the May 2015 general election. [1]


Dowd previously worked in the Merseyside area in health and social care as a qualified social worker, who has a 'particular interest in education, children's social care and all age mental health services'. [3]

He also served as a member of the Merseyside county council from 1981 until 1986 and then joined Sefton council in 1991 becoming leader of Sefton's Labour Group in 2008. [3]




  1. 1.0 1.1 Peter Dowd MP, accessed 26 May 2015
  2. Mr Joe Benton, accessed 26 may 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 Peter Dowd The Labour Party, accessed 26 May 2015
  4. Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016,, accessed 20 April 2016