Sir John Reith

Former MP for Southampton

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Lorries (Inflammablematter). 18 Sep 1940

    Statutory regulations require loads on motor vehicles to be properly secured; the enforcement of the regulations is a matter for the police I understand that in this case proceedings were taken against the driver for driving his lorry with an insecure load, but the Court dismissed the charge.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Railway Level Crossings. 21 Aug 1940

    Yes, Sir. In the preparation of post-war schemes the Ministry's policy of promoting or encouraging the elimination of level crossings is being continued.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Railway Revenue. 21 Aug 1940

    The Consultative Committee's function is only to advise on the adjustment of charges to meet variations in working costs outside the companies' control, due to changes in rates of wages and prices of materials and to operation under war conditions, so far as they can be proved. The railway companies already have an incentive to economy since, under the terms of Government control, they retain...

More of Sir John Reith’s recent appearances

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.