Mr James Rowlands

Former MP for Dartford

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences 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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Production.: Anthracite (Shortage). 15 Dec 1919

    17. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the serious inconvenience being caused by the great shortage of supply of anthracite coal in the London district; and will he take steps to assist the consumers to secure the delivery of some anthracite coal?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Production.: Anthracite (Shortage). 15 Dec 1919

    Is there any chance of increasing the supply? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in some parts outside London people desire to buy this coal for other purposes; many want it for their glass-houses, and the want of it is stopping the food supply?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Production.: Gas (Reduced Price of Coal). 1 Dec 1919

    17. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Board have authorised the increase of the price of gas supplied by the South Suburban Gas Company by 1s. 2d. per 1,000 ft.; is he aware that this will raise the price to slot consumers in the Erith district from 5s. 11d. per 1,000 ft. to 7s. 1d. per 1,000 ft.; and will he inquire whether there is any justification for this large...

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Former MP for Dartford

Entered the House of Commons on 1 July 1886 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 1 March 1920 — Died

Also represented Finsbury East

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