Phil Woolas

Former Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

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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.

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2 Nov 2010

  • On 2 Nov 2010: Phil Woolas was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Phil Woolas was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 8 — 40% Minimum Turnout for Automatic Action on AV Referendum Result Show vote

1 Nov 2010

  • On 1 Nov 2010: Phil Woolas was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 12 — Boundary Commission proposals: publicity and consultation Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Phil Woolas voted for a provision which would have ensured a whole number of MPs would represent each of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Anglesey, Argyll and Bute, the Highland Council area and the Isle of Wight. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Phil Woolas voted to ensure local government wards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland would be entirely within one Parliamentary constituency; and prevent Parliamentary Constituencies from spanning more than two counties or London Boroughs. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Phil Woolas voted to seek make specified exemptions from the proposal to equalise the number of electors in each parliamentary constituency and voted to guarantee certain areas a whole number of MPs and also to widen the band within which the number of electors of all constituencies must remain. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Phil Woolas voted no on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill (Programme) (No. 4) Show vote

27 Oct 2010

  • On 27 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas voted against moves intended to permit the privatisation of Royal Mail and to make the company more attractive to private investors. The vote was also against changing the rules relating to ownership of the Post Office and against passing provisions modifying the regulation of postal services, particularly to protect the UK's universal postal service. Show vote

25 Oct 2010

  • On 25 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas voted yes on Speaker's Statement — New Clause 7 — Variation in limit of number of holders of Ministerial offices Show vote
  • On 25 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas voted no on Speaker's Statement — New Clause 20 — Combination of polls Show vote
  • On 25 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas voted yes on Speaker's Statement — New Clause 20 — Combination of polls Show vote
  • On 25 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas voted no on Speaker's Statement — New Clause 20 — Combination of polls Show vote

22 Oct 2010

  • On 22 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas was absent for a vote on Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill — Second Reading Show vote

20 Oct 2010

  • On 20 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number and distribution of seats Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas voted to keep the number of MPs at 650, rather than reduce it to 600. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas voted no on Police Terms and Conditions of Service (Redundancy) — Clause 8 — Reports of the Boundary Commissions Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas voted yes on Police Terms and Conditions of Service (Redundancy) — Clause 8 — Reports of the Boundary Commissions Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 8 — Review Welsh Parliamentry Constituancies With Respect to Further Devoloution Show vote

19 Oct 2010

  • On 19 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas voted against proposed changes to the timetable for the consideration of the Parliamentary Voting System and constituencies Bill Show vote

18 Oct 2010

  • On 18 Oct 2010: Phil Woolas voted to require a recount if the officer running the referendum thinks there is a reason to doubt the accuracy of the count. Show vote

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