Sir James Macpherson

Former MP for Ross and Cromarty

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

  • League of Nations and Abyssinia. 19 Dec 1935

    Before addressing myself to the Amendment to which my name is attached I wish to associate myself with all that has been said about my right hon. Friend the Member for Chelsea (Sir S. Hoare). I do not think he has ever shown himself possessed of greater dignity than he did this afternoon. The House always knows where my hon. and learned Friend the Member for East Bristol (Sir S. Cripps)...
  • League of Nations and Abyssinia. 19 Dec 1935

    May I recall to the House what actually happened? There was no doubt when the Motion was being moved as to what was implied by it. It implied a definite vote of censure on the Government and a definite vote of censure on the honour of the Prime Minister. [HON. MEMBERS: "No!"] It is not in accordance with the traditions of the House that when a Minister, particularly a Prime Minister, comes...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Seine-Net Fishing, Moray Firth. 24 Oct 1935

    55. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the fishermen of Avoch, Cromarty, Balintore, and Portmahomack complain of the damage done by seine-net fishing in the Moray Firth; whether there have been any prosecutions recently for this offence; and whether, in order to prevent any further damage being done to the fishing grounds there, he will take steps to provide...

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Former MP for Ross and Cromarty

Entered the House of Commons on 14 June 1911 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 14 January 1936 — unknown

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