Mr James Stodart

Former MP for Edinburgh West

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 — Scotland: Beef Production 31 Jul 1974

    Is the Minister not surprised at the conversion of the hon. Member for Banff (Mr. Watt) to the virtues of the Common Market?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Hotels (Fire Precautions) 31 Jul 1974

    asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications in respect of hotels and boarding houses under the Fire Precautions (Loans) Order 1973 have been made to local authorities inside and outside the development area, respectively.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Hotels (Fire Precautions) 31 Jul 1974

    Is the hon. Gentleman aware that that does not seem very good progress in tackling something that has caused considerable alarm? Is he prepared to comment on the question whether the apparently very small number of applications being made outside the development area, namely, in Edinburgh, is caused by the exclusion of Edinburgh from the development area? Would this not be a good reason for...

More of Mr James Stodart’s recent appearances


Former MP for Edinburgh West

Entered the House of Commons on 8 October 1959 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 20 September 1974 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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