Mr Benjamin Spoor

Former MP for Bishop Auckland

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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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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Poor Law.: Destitute Persons (Relief). 29 Mar 1928

    26. asked the Minister of Health whether, in the closing of a casual ward, he reminds the guardians that they must take into the workhouse any destitute wayfarer who applies for relief and is unable to proceed to the next casual ward; whether, in this connection, the next casual ward is defined as the next on the main road along which the destitute wayfarer is proceeding or whether the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: India (Water Diviner, Bombay). 29 Mar 1928

    57. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the Government of Bombay has on its establishment a water diviner; that this office is held by an English military officer, Major Pogson; that since his first appointment the salary has been voted by the Bombay legislative council until this year, when the Government of India have ordered that his salary should be...
  • Orders of the Day — Distress in Mining Areas. 26 Mar 1928

    Like other Members on this side of the House. I must confess that I listened with considerable disappointment to the speech of the right hon. Gentleman the Minister of Health this afternoon. It was, from every point of view, a disappointing speech, and one which most certainly will not satisfy those who are seriously concerned about the situation in those areas which are referred to as...

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Former MP for Bishop Auckland

Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 22 December 1928 — Died

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