Mr John Palin

Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne West

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

  • Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Power to make regulations as to foodstuffs.) 6 Oct 1931

    There is certainly grave necessity for a Measure of this kind, particularly in certain parts of the country such as the district that I represent. If I thought that the Bill would be operated ruthlessly, I would be prepared to welcome it, but I cannot believe that the President of the Board of Trade is sincere in the various protestations that he has made in the last few weeks that there is...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Statistics. 5 Oct 1931

    32. asked the Minister of Labour how many persons now drawing unemployment benefit at the three Employment Exchanges situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne will come under the proposed provision of transitional benefit, separating them into men and women?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Fixed Incomes. 28 Sep 1931

    63. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if it is his intention to impose upon the receivers of fixed incomes reductions equivalent to those imposed upon wage earners?

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Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne West

Entered the House of Commons on 29 October 1924 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 7 October 1931 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

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