Sir Francis Lowe

Former MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston

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

  • Parliamentary Papers (Distribution). 6 May 1926

    Before we proceed to the Orders of the Day, I should like to ask you, Mr. Speaker, how it is that the Paper containing the Orders of the Day is so partially distributed? I notice that a great many Members around me have these Order Papers, but I applied to the Vote Office early in the afternoon, and could not get a copy. I really think that either they should not be distributed at all, or...
  • Parliamentary Papers (Distribution). 6 May 1926

    Would it not be possible for a sufficient number of copies to be printed to supply all the Members of House? I should have thought that even such an emergency as now exists would not prevent the House of Commons Papers from being printed in sufficient number to supply a copy of the Order Paper to each Member.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Rent Restrictions Bill. 5 Mar 1924

    Is it likely that the right hon. Gentleman will withdraw that Bill, and the Government introduce another?

More of Sir Francis Lowe’s recent appearances


Former MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston

Entered the House of Commons on 15 February 1898 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 10 May 1929 — General election

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