Sir Robert Newman

Former MP for Exeter

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 — Prisoners (Correspondence). 16 Jul 1931

    17. asked the Home Secretary the number of letters that convicted persons serving sentences exceeding six months' imprisonment are allowed to send to, and receive from, friends; and whether he can see his way to allow the number to be increased?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Boys (Employment Underground). 19 May 1931

    36. asked the Secretary for Mines the number of boys under 16 years of age who are being employed below ground in mines; and the total number of boys under 16 years of age who were killed and the number who were injured while working in the mines below ground during the years 1927, 1928, 1929, and 1930?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Pit Ponies. 19 May 1931

    43. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he will consider the desirability of making legal provision regulating the number of hours and shifts a horse or pony may be worked underground per day and per week?

More of Sir Robert Newman’s recent appearances

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