Sir Robert Aske

Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East

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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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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Employment Policy 22 Jun 1944

    The White Paper proceeds upon the premise that, for some years after the war, there will be no problem of general unemployment. It states that there will, in fact, be a period of shortage of labour. We all hope that the forecast will be fulfilled. It recognises also that there are certain parts of the country, where, even in those earlier years, special difficulties will exist, to which the...
  • Orders of the Day — Employment Policy 22 Jun 1944

    The transfer of labour has been carried on as part of Government policy before the war, denuding these areas of some of the finest workmen they have had, men who had been trained in order to develop the particular industries on which these areas are dependent. What we want is a real stimulant in order to keep these men in the area where the industries are situated and help forward those...
  • Orders of the Day — Employment Policy 22 Jun 1944

    I am taking the Government White Paper, which speaks of a stimulant by the Government. I am asking what is the prescription for that stimulant.

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Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East

Entered the House of Commons on 6 December 1923 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 15 June 1945 — General election

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