Mr Walter Raine

Former MP for Sunderland

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

  • Orders of the Day — Washington Hours Convention. 21 Mar 1929

    If what the last speaker desired was carried out, instead of having 1,500,000 people out of work we should have 3,000,000 or 4,000,000 unemployed. I am amazed when I listen to such speeches, and I do rather frequently. Hon. Members are carried away with one idea; it does not matter what the world competition may be, we must not work more hours than we used to work when we were the workshop...
  • Orders of the Day — Washington Hours Convention. 21 Mar 1929

    I know all about it, and, if this were the time and place I should like to give the hon. Member a little instruction on the serious competition in the export trade. After the clear and convincing statement of the Minister of Labour, there is little more to be said, and my only reason for speaking is that I think it is necessary to express the views of the Chamber of Commerce on this matter....
  • Orders of the Day — Supply.: Railway Freight Rebates. 22 Nov 1928

    After the speeches which have been delivered by north country Members on this question, quite regardless of party, I hope the Government will recognise the seriousness of this question and that it is not too late for them, even now, to take some steps to remove what is undoubtedly going to he a very serious matter. How serious the question is can be recognised from the fact that out of the...

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