Mr Arthur Longbottom

Former MP for Halifax

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

  • Income Tax.: Profits on Conversion of Government Securities. 17 Sep 1931

    My name is associated with the Amendment because I am convinced that, of all the new taxation which the. Chancellor of the Exchequer has proposed, the imposition of an additional tax on entertainment tickets under 6d. is the most miserable and the most parsimonious. The hon. Member for Balham and Tooting (Sir A. Butt) made two statements which are very interesting in view of the present...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Women, York. 18 Jun 1931

    20. asked the Minister of Labour if she can give the number of women signing on as unemployed at the York Employment Exchange during the weeks ending 6th June and 13th June, 1931?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. 18 May 1931

    36. asked the Minister of Pensions if he can give the number of widows of deceased ex-service men who have had their pensions discontinued since 1921 to date owing to alleged irregular conduct, showing separately widows of privates, non-commissioned officers, and commissioned officers, respectively; and the percentage of such cases in each category?

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.