Lieut-Commander Richard Tufnell

Former MP for Cambridge

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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

  • Orders of the Day — Royal Navy (Post-War Responsibilities) 7 Mar 1945

    I intervene only for a very few moments to support the suggestion of one hon. Member, who asked that great encouragement should be given to the Sea Cadet Corps. I have been amazed at what I have seen in the depths of the country, where the boys are very anxious to form these cadet corps, and all they ask is that they shall be encouraged by the Admiralty. I hope the Admiralty will do their...
  • Orders of the Day — Education Bill: First Schedule. — (Local Administration.) 5 Apr 1944

    I will not intervene for very long at this stage. I have already given my views on this particular matter of allocating local education authorities to certain boroughs or urban districts, and I still feel that the Government are doing the thing completely the wrong way round. Obviously, the right way is to take those authorities which are efficient to-day and work on them. Therefore, I hope...
  • Orders of the Day — Education Bill: First Schedule. — (Local Administration.) 5 Apr 1944

    I hope the hon. Gentleman will consider this sympathetically. Surely the excepted districts, who know the circumstances and know the people, should have the first consideration as to whom they should appoint. We were suspicious from the start that the county authority having the financial control would wish to control the appointment of the excepted district officers and, therefore, I hope...

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