Mr Peter Raffan

Former MP for Edinburgh North

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 — Adjournment of the House (Summer). 7 Aug 1924

    Despite the speech which has just been made. I appeal to the House to carry the Amendment unanimously. Nobody will be injured; nobody requires to come here to-morrow who feels that his presence is more urgently needed elsewhere, and if the hon. and gallant Gentleman who has just spoken and the other party Whips are going to act in this way it can only be taken as meaning that private Members...
  • Orders of the Day — Public Health (Scotland) Amendment Bill. 1 Jul 1924

    I am sure that this Bill has the heartiest sympathy of Members in all parts of the House. If the Scottish Health Department can do anything to relieve the sufferings of those who are afflicted with this terrible disease, I am quite certain it will be the desire of every Member of this House to afford every opportunity in that direction. In this matter I feel confident the Secretary for...
  • Orders of the Day — Public Health (Scotland) Amendment Bill. 1 Jul 1924

    Would the Under-Secretary be prepared to meet representatives of the local authorities?

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Former MP for Edinburgh North

Entered the House of Commons on 15 January 1910 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 9 October 1924 — General election

Also represented Leigh

Future MPs in this constituency

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