Sir Robert Lister

Former MP for Stroud

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 — Transport.: Unemployment Relief Works (Land Drainage). 29 May 1922

    91. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the Gloucester County Council has passed a resolution with reference to the refusal of the Government to make further grants out of the Unemployment Fund towards the cost of land drainage; and whether, in view of the special circumstances mentioned in this case, the Government will reconsider their decision?
  • Orders of the Day — Rating of Machinery Bill. 28 Apr 1922

    I welcome the advent of this Bill. I think it is a Measure that would have the effect of putting right what is now in a state of chaos. Were it not for the good sense and the knowledge of our great valuers who value for the rating authorities, this Bill would have been introduced before, and would have been pressed to a Division and passed by every Member of this House. It has been said that...
  • Orders of the Day — Unemployment Insurance Bill.: New Clause. — (Amendment of First Schedule of Principal Act.) 27 Jun 1921

    I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time." The object of the Amendment is to exempt the police from the payment of unemployment levy. These men are not likely to be unemployed except for disobedience or neglect of duty.

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