Jim Dobbin [died on 7 September 2014] MP Heywood and Middleton, Labour/Co-operative


  • Tel 020 7219 4530

  • Fax 020 7219 2696

  • Email:

  • Constituency address

    45 York Street, Heywood OL10 4NN United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Jim Dobbin [died on 7 September 2014]

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Electoral history

    Contested Bury North 1992 general election. Member for Heywood and Middleton 1997-2010, for Heywood and Middleton (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Local and regional government, health, housing, transport, small businesses, life issues, involuntary tranquiliser addiction, child health/immunisation.
  • Party groups

    Chair, Rochdale District Labour Party 1980-81: Executive Member, Rochdale Constituency Labour Party 1986-87.
  • Countries of interest

    Africa, America (North and South), Spain.
  • International bodies

    Substitute member, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 2010-13; Member, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 2010-; Vice-chair of Public Health Subcommittee.

Election record for Heywood and Middleton, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Lab/Co-op 40%
Conservative 27.09%
Liberal Democrat 22.65%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Dobbin [died on 7 September 2014], Jim Lab/Co-op 18,499 40
Holly, Michael Conservative 12,528 27.09
Hobhouse, Wera Liberal Democrat 10,474 22.65
Greenwood, Peter British National Party 3,239 7.01
Cecil, Victoria UK Independence Party 1,215 2.63
Lee, Chrissy Independent 170 0.37
Majority 5,971 votes
Electorate 80,171
Turnout (46,251) 57.69%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 8-10 September 2008, to Gibraltar with the All-Party Gibraltar Group, to celebrate National Day. Air travel and accommodation for my wife and me provided by the Gibraltar Government. (Registered 7 October 2008) 31 August-5 September 2008, to Romania with the All-Party Rail Group, to look at rail freight systems, sponsored by the Rail Freight Group. (Registered 7 October 2008) 1-3 March 2009, to Johannesburg to present a paper on pneumococcal vaccines to 4th Regional Pneumococcal Symposium in my role as vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pneumococcal Disease Prevention in the Developing World. My flights, accommodation and transfers were paid for by Ruder Finn UK. (Registered 19 May 2009) 22-24 March 2009, to Taiwan to present a paper on pneumococcal vaccines to Asian Strategic Alliance for Pneumococcal Disease Prevention. Flights paid for by Ruder Finn UK. (Registered 19 May 2009) Name of donor: Guernsey Government Address of donor: Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Air travel and accommodation for me and my wife, value tbc Destination of visit: Guernsey and Sark, CI Date of visit: 5-7 June 2009 Purpose of visit: as Chair of All-Party Group on Channel Islands (Registered 3 July 2009 )

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