Thomas Buchanan

DUP MLA for West Tyrone

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: Shirley McCay 11 Oct 2021

    I put on record the tremendous achievement of hockey star Shirley McCay from Drumquin, in the very heart of West Tyrone, as she calls time on her international career after an amazing 14-year spell at that level. When she was a young girl at Omagh Academy, Shirley's skills and talents on the hockey pitch soon began to shine through, earning her a place on the senior team. She was instrumental...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Officers: PRRT Eligibility 5 Oct 2021

    T3. Mr T Buchanan asked the Minister of Justice what steps she will take to inform retired prison officers of their eligibility for assistance from the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT). (AQT 1633/17-22)
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Officers: PRRT Eligibility 5 Oct 2021

    I thank the Minister for her response. She will know that the scheme was established some 22 years ago to assist officers and their families in making the transition back into public life. The programmes delivered by the trust have been extremely helpful to them. I am sure that she will agree that prison officers face exactly the same problems and difficulties as police officers. The sooner...

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DUP MLA for West Tyrone

Entered the Assembly on 26 November 2003 — General election

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