Lieut-Colonel Sir Assheton Pownall

Former MP for Lewisham East

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

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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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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL 4 Jun 1945

    Like my right hon. Friend the Member for East Edinburgh (Mr. Pethick-Lawrence)—if I may still call him my right hon. Friend—I welcome the abridged version of the Finance Bill which has been introduced by the Chancellor this afternoon. I want to speak upon it, however, from a rather special angle. I happen to have been for many years a Member of the Public Accounts Committee, and for the...
  • Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL 4 Jun 1945

    If my hon. Friend will allow me, may I say that the position as regards the floating debt was also very serious after the last war? I happened then to be serving on a Committee which was dealing with the possibility of a capital levy on war taxes and the then Chancellor, Mr. Austen Chamberlain, told us how very anxious he was about the very large amount of floating debt in 1920.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Prisoners of War: Ill-treatment, Bulgaria 6 Mar 1945

    asked the Secretary of State for War if he is now in a position to say what is the result of his inquiries with regard to the alleged ill-treatment of British prisoners of war in Bulgaria.

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Former MP for Lewisham East

Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 26 July 1945 — unknown

Future MPs in this constituency

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