Mr Ralph Assheton

Former MP for Blackburn 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

  • Textile Industries, Lancashire and Northern Ireland 3 May 1955

    May I be allowed to congratulate my right hon. Friend on the two very important concessions which have been made and to tell him that the export trade of Lancashire will benefit greatly not only by the complete abolition of Purchase Tax on these two classes of goods, but also by the very substantial reductions of duty in India?
  • Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals and Economic Situation 21 Apr 1955

    The right hon. Gentleman the Member for Bishop Auckland (Mr. Dalton) has been very lighthearted this afternoon and we all enjoyed it. I was not surprised that he was light-hearted, because it would have been difficult for him to have made a serious speech on this occasion. Yesterday, I listened with the greatest interest to the speech of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Leeds, South...
  • Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals and Economic Situation 21 Apr 1955

    I will come to that. The Opposition are in a great difficulty. If hon. Members opposite say, as the right hon. Gentleman said yesterday, that the Chancellor was bribing the voters with Income Tax concessions, that entirely spikes their guns when they come to say that only the rich are benefiting by the reduction of the taxes. They are in a hopeless dilemma and, therefore, they have to think...

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Former MP for Blackburn West

Entered the House of Commons on 14 November 1935 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 May 1955 — General election

Also represented City of London; Rushcliffe

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