Mr Robert Young

Former MP for Newton

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected 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 — Government Employees (Communists and Fascists) 25 May 1949

    asked the Prime Minister what number of Government employed persons have been examined as to their loyalty and reliability and, as a result, have been respectively transferred to other employment or dismissed; whether he is aware of the growing irritation and adverse criticism among fellow-employees of those suspected at the long time these investigations take; and whether he will issue a...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Government Employees (Communists and Fascists) 25 May 1949

    Is my right hon. Friend aware that this growing irritation may in some places lead to unofficial stoppages, and therefore would it not be advisable at a very early date to determine that three months should not elapse in relation to these cases?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Service: Hearing Aids 24 Feb 1949

    asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the standard hearing aid supplied to insured persons is unsuitable to enable many deaf people to hear adequately well for their needs; and whether, when some other hearing instrument is certified as necessary, some arrangement can be made for the patient to pay the extra cost, such as is allowed in relation to dental and optical treatment.

More of Mr Robert Young’s recent appearances

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