Dr Dickson Mabon

Former MP for Greenock and Port Glasgow

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

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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 — Finance Bill: Phasing Out of Aprt 28 Apr 1983

    I wholeheartedly agree with what my right hon. Friend the Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond) has said about welcome proposals. We are talking about 11 changes. In all fairness, the Government have met more than half of the requests made by the industry. Admittedly, it is a last-minute repentance. Indeed, they have inhibited the development of the North sea in the past two or three...
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Phasing Out of Aprt 28 Apr 1983

    I admit the criticism of myself as old-fashioned and wrong, and agree that the Department has become enormously modern and is able to process annex Bs at the rate of one every six weeks. Is the hon. Gentleman telling us that the new system will give us one annex B every six weeks? I am asking him to give a hostage to fortune.
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Phasing Out of Aprt 28 Apr 1983

    APRT was a Tory tax. It was never postulated by the Opposition in 1978 — to which the hon. Gentleman has referred—and 1979. Why did the Government introduce it? Was not that wrong?

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Former MP for Greenock and Port Glasgow

Entered the House of Commons on 8 December 1955 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election

Also represented Greenock

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