Major Robert Barker

Former MP for Sowerby

There are currently votes on relevant topics that are not included in the summaries below. We are working on bringing these records up to date over the next few months.

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

  • Orders of the Day — Pensions (Appeal Tribunal). 10 Nov 1920

    I can understand this matter being brought forward, because I know that very much suffering has been involved by the delays of the Appeal Tribunal. One must also appreciate the fact that the Ministry of Pensions is not altogether to blame. The disabled men, the National Association of Discharged Soldiers, the Federation, and the Comrades of the Great War specially asked—I am speaking of the...
  • Orders of the Day — Pensions (Appeal Tribunal). 10 Nov 1920

    Who selects the members?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Mining Dispute (Pamphlet Distribution). 21 Jul 1920

    50. asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that on 9th July, 1925, an applicant for employment at Cardiff Employment Exchange was sent to Newbridge, Monmouthshire, to distribute pamphlets printed by the Tudor Printing Works, Cardiff: that these pamphlets were issued in the interest of the South Wales coalowners on the present situation in the mining industry; and will he see that...

More of Major Robert Barker’s recent appearances


Former MP for Sowerby

Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 26 October 1922 — General election

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