Sir Percy Newson

Former MP for Tamworth

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected 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 — India.: Police. 16 Jul 1923

    8. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that, at the recent ex-service competition for the Indian Police, out of the very large number of officers demobilised or retired since the Armistice only 10 were prepared to accept appointment to the police, and that one of these was palpably illiterate; and will he inquire into the reasons for such a shortage of suitable...
  • Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1923–24.: India Office. 5 Jul 1923

    The main criticism in this Debate has been directed to the action of the Governor-General in certifying the Measure for the Salt Duty. As to this, details are to be found in Lord Reading's dispatch, a copy of which is embodied in the White Paper circulated before this Debate. The Noble Lord, the Under-Secretary of State, also dealt very fully with this matter in his speech. I do not propose...
  • Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1923–24.: India Office. 5 Jul 1923

    I shall come to that later on. The effect of the enhancement of this tax is really trivial. There is no other word to be used in regard to it. It must be remembered that food rates fell by 20 per cent. from October to December 1922, while between January 1922 and January 1923 the retail prices of wheat fell by something like 60 per cent. or 70 per cent. in important districts in the North of...

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