Major James Despencer Robertson

Former MP for Salisbury

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

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 — Housing.: Building by-Laws. 20 Apr 1939

    asked the Minister of Health whether he considers that he will be in a position to sanction modifications of the model building by-laws issued by his Department, in connection with the Public Health Act, 1936, before 31st July, when all other building by-laws will cease to have effect, or will he allow existing by-laws to remain in force until he has arrived at a decision on such modifications?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Service. 9 Mar 1939

    asked the Minister of Health, with reference to the Government's evacuation scheme for children, whether small householders, who will be receiving children without adults, will be allowed to volunteer for National Service which may call them away from their homes?
  • Orders of the Day — Navy, Army and Air Force Institute. 22 Feb 1939

    I apologise to the House for speaking at this late hour, I should not have done so had the subject not been one of considerable importance to a large number of people. It is also one of extreme urgency. I refer to the case of private traders known as encroachment holders at Bulford camp. The practice has been adopted by private traders at other camps. Their leases are due to expire this year...

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