Mr John Spence

Former MP for Ryedale

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

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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 — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Agriculture (Future Prospects) 6 Feb 1986

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will set up a royal commission to inquire into agriculture's current situation and make recommendations as to the future of the industry.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Agriculture (Future Prospects) 6 Feb 1986

    Will my right hon. Friend keep this matter under review? As he will be aware, in the light of his Berlin speech, the external and internal pressures on the industry are reaching enormous proportions. There are pressures with respect to land use, conservation, use of the countryside, urban development, and so on. Does my right hon. Friend not think that a fully blown royal commission looking...
  • Business of the House 14 Nov 1985

    Can my right hon. Friend make arrangements soon for a debate on the fifth report of the Select Committee on Agriculture about the imminent accession of Spain and Portugal to the European Community, which will have considerable potential for the benefit of the British economy?

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Former MP for Ryedale

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 4 March 1986 — Died

Also represented Thirsk and Malton; Sheffield, Heeley

Future MPs in this constituency

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