Sir George Newton

Former MP for Cambridge

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

  • Unemployment [Money]. 11 Dec 1933

    The information which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has been good enough to give to the House and the concession which he has announced will, I think, go far towards meeting the reasonable criticisms that have been levelled against the Bill, and will do much to ensure its smooth passage through the House. The Unemployment Bill and the Financial Resolution can, of...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Houses of Parliament (Repairs). 28 Jul 1933

    Cannot more labour be employed and the work completed at an earlier date?
  • EDUCATION (NECESSITY OF SCHOOLS) BILL [Lords.]: Clause 1. — (Amendment of s. 19 of Education Act, 1921.) 27 Jun 1933

    I beg to move, in page 2, line 6, after the word "authority," to insert the words: or by the local education authority for an adjoining area. It may be that this Amendment and the subsequent Amendment which I have put down—in page 2, line 13, after the word "situate," to insert the words "or in an adjoining area"—are more or less Committee points and would have been better raised when the...

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