Mr Frederick Macquisten

Former MP for Argyll

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Beer (Brewing Plants). 16 Jan 1940

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will arrange that, in order to save cargo space, the materials and small plants for brewing be purchased in France and supplied to the regimental cooks and their assistants who shall thereupon brew the beer required for their regiments?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Beer (Brewing Plants). 16 Jan 1940

    Is my right hon. Friend not aware that at one time quite recently every farmer brewed his own beer for his harvesters and that prior to the war harvest beer was brewed at a price which allowed it to be sold for less than one penny a pint, and why cannot our soldiers have beer served to them with their rations in the same way as the French soldier has wine served free as a ration? Most...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Family Allowances. 16 Jan 1940

    In Scotland the law recognises marriage by habit and repute, although there has been no marriage ceremony.

More of Mr Frederick Macquisten’s recent appearances


Former MP for Argyll

Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 29 February 1940 — Died

Also represented Glasgow Springburn

Previous MPs in this constituency

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