Mr John Potts

Former MP for Barnsley

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Motor Driving Tests. 2 Jun 1937

    asked the Minister of Transport, in the case of a male learner-driver who lodges with a supervising examiner (driving tests) an application to take the test specifically endorsed "application for test by a man tester," why such preference cannot be complied with; and whether he is prepared to introduce amending regulations that learner-drivers shall be given the option of male or female testers?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Motor Driving Tests. 2 Jun 1937

    What I want to know is whether an endorsed application for a test by either a male or a female tester, as the case may be, cannot be complied with, and why a person cannot be tested by one of his or her own sex, and not have a woman sent to test a man? Is the Minister aware that since this matter was published, I have had complaints from all over the nation, and that one need not go further...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Motor Driving Tests. 2 Jun 1937

    I beg to give notice that I intend to raise this matter on the Adjournment.

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Former MP for Barnsley

Entered the House of Commons on 15 November 1922 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 16 June 1938 — unknown

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