Mr David Anderson

Former MP for Dumfriesshire

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

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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.

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Agriculture (Lime Scheme) 28 Jul 1964

    I should like to focus attention on the points which pertain a little further east of the area dealt with by my hon. Friend the Member for Galloway (Mr. Brewis). The position in Dumfries-shire is that those farmers with whom I have been in touch with regard to this Scheme are unable to obtain supplies of lime from Scottish quarries. The Scottish suppliers are situated uneconomically further...
  • Orders of the Day — Agriculture (Lime Scheme) 28 Jul 1964

    My point was that what would cost more would be not the difference between the old Scheme and the present one, but the difference between the present Scheme, with its depot allowance of 17s. for a distance, let us say, of 150 miles, made up of 75 miles to the depot and 75 miles thereafter, and a straight 150 miles without a depôt at all.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Solway Firth (Barrage) 22 Jul 1964

    asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, as part of the regional development of southwest Scotland, he will investigate the practicability of converting a major part of the Solway Firth into a freshwater reservoir by the construction of a barrage at an appropriate location; and whether he will consult the Minister of Housing and Local Government and the Secretary of State for...

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Former MP for Dumfriesshire

Entered the House of Commons on 12 December 1963 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 25 September 1964 — General election

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