Mr Walter Rea

Former MP for Dewsbury

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. 24 Oct 1935

    87. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that, according to the returns filed with the Board of Trade by the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, this company's assets are not based on current market values and are largely hypothecated for the benefit of foreign and Colonial policy-holders, so that the security afforded British...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health.: Air Attacks (Protection). 15 Jul 1935

    38 and 39. asked the Home Secretary (1), the present approximate cost of providing men and women, respectively, with effective protective clothing against poison gas; (2) whether any estimates have been prepared of the cost of equipping the people of the Metropolitan area and of the country generally with gas masks and efficient protective clothing against gas attack?
  • London Passenger Transport (Agreement) [Money]. 21 Jun 1935

    I do not rise to offer any criticism of the scheme, which all my friends welcome not only in itself as a good scheme but as an evidence that the Government have now come to the conclusion that money can suitably be expended on developing schemes of this nature. I hope that we may take it that this is only the first fruits and that we may look to an extension of this policy not only in London...

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Former MP for Dewsbury

Entered the House of Commons on 12 January 1906 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 25 October 1935 — General election

Also represented Bradford North; Scarborough

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