Robert Walter

Former Conservative MP for North Dorset

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

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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.

25 Mar 2015

  • On 25 Mar 2015: Robert Walter was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Robert Walter was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Report on Effect of Setting Additional Rate of Income Tax at 50 Percent Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Robert Walter was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 1 — Report on Impact of Value Added Tax Show vote

23 Mar 2015

  • On 23 Mar 2015: Robert Walter was absent for a vote on Income Tax 2015-16 Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Robert Walter was absent for a vote on March 2015 Budget Show vote

10 Mar 2015

  • On 10 Mar 2015: Robert Walter voted to let planning authorities insist Londoners wishing to rent out their homes for short periods have specific planning permission to do so on the grounds the authority considers that it is "necessary" rather than merely "desirable" to "protect the amenity of the locality". Show vote

9 Mar 2015

  • On 9 Mar 2015: Robert Walter voted yes on Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords] — Secondary ticketing platforms Show vote

4 Mar 2015

  • On 4 Mar 2015: Robert Walter voted against increasing the top rate of income tax. Show vote

25 Feb 2015

  • On 25 Feb 2015: Robert Walter voted no on Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2015: Robert Walter voted no on Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Bankers’ Bonuses and the Banking Industry Show vote

11 Feb 2015

  • On 11 Feb 2015: Robert Walter voted to require a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Robert Walter voted yes on Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day] — Tax Avoidance Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Robert Walter voted against introducing a penalty regime for the general anti-abuse rule and against other measures intended to reduce tax avoidance. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Robert Walter voted against providing those who've been on Jobseeker's Allowance for a period an offer of a paid job with training that they must take up or lose their benefits. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Robert Walter voted against making it an offence to for someone in charge of an enclosed vehicle to fail to prevent smoking within it if someone under 18 is present. Show vote

10 Feb 2015

  • On 10 Feb 2015: Robert Walter voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2015-16 at a level 25% lower than it was set for 2014-15. Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2015: Robert Walter voted yes on Attorney-General — Police Show vote

26 Jan 2015

  • On 26 Jan 2015: Robert Walter was absent for a vote on Infrastructure Bill — New Clause 9 — Moratorium on Onshore Unconventional Petroleum — Review Impacts of Exploitation Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Robert Walter was absent for a vote on Infrastructure Bill — New Clause 2 — Shale Gas Extraction in Scotland — Devolution of Regulation to Scottish Parliament Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Robert Walter was absent for a vote on Infrastructure Bill — New Clause 1 — Environmental Permits for Hydraulic Fracturing Activities Show vote

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