Commander Sir Archibald Southby

Former MP for Epsom

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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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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health: Armed Forces Call-Up (Age Limit) 12 Apr 1945

    Since my right hon. Friend is not proposing to call up any more men in this particular category, will he take steps to effect the release of the older men, and substitute for them the younger men?
  • Clause 2. — (Procedure of Commission.) 11 Apr 1945

    I do not want to add very much to what my hon. Friend has said, because I think he has put the case exceedingly well. I cannot believe that the Government would desire to inflict hardship upon someone who was trying to come before the Commission and I hope, therefore, that the Chancellor will find it possible to accept this Amendment.
  • Bill Presented: Naval Personnel (Communications to Members of Parliament) 29 Mar 1945

    I apologise to the House, but circumstances made it impossible for me to be present at the beginning of this Debate. I have been one of those who in the past have asked questions on this subject and I understood that it had been accepted by all three Services that nothing could take away from any citizen, no matter where he is serving or how he is placed, his inalienable right to cornmunicate...

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Former MP for Epsom

Entered the House of Commons on 4 July 1928 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 3 November 1947 — unknown

Previous MPs in this constituency

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