Sir Isaac Pitman

Former MP for Bath

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 — Education and Science: Shorthand and Typewriting Teachers 2 Jul 1964

    asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many classes are teaching shorthand and typewriting, respectively, in maintained secondary schools; and how many teachers who are employed to teach these subject are certificated as teachers and hold a teacher's certificate recognised by him for the teaching of such skills; how many are not certificated teachers but hold a...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Shorthand and Typewriting Teachers 2 Jul 1964

    Will my right hon. and learned Friend recognise that the information which is unofficially available is that there is an immense shortage of such qualified teachers and that with the present policy of seeking to have qualified teachers in the service, it is inevitable that something will have to be done about the training of teachers of shorthand and typewriting, seeing that the present...
  • Orders of the Day — EDUCATION BILL [Lords] 1 Jul 1964

    I should like shortly to support the Bill, and to say, although it may sound ridiculous, that it is possible that this could be a major revolution of very great importance to a large section of our people. I am speaking particularly on behalf of those who are conceptually weak. They do not have the conceptions in their head even if they have the vocabulary. It seems to me that this Bill opens...

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