Major Harry Barnes

Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill.: Clause 4. — (Extension of Principal Act to Higher-rented Houses.) 11 Mar 1919

    Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman consider the case I mentioned before, when he was not present, of a tenant who came in on the 25th December, having ousted the previous tenant by an offer of superior rent to the landlord, and has been in occupation since. I would like to know whether it is proper that he, having got in by an offer of a superior rent, and ousted an innocent man who...
  • Orders of the Day — Re-Election of Ministers Bill.: Clause 1. — (Abolition of Necessity of Re-election of Ministers.) 18 Feb 1919

    I should like—[Hon. Members: "Agreed!"]—I will not intervene for more than two or three minutes, but it appears to me that the question of a time limit, as it is put now, is no better in regard to the principle of the Bill. The original Act was passed to provide against a change of opinion brought about by the prospect of office. That change may come quite suddenly. Conversions have been...
  • Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Industrial Unrest. 13 Feb 1919

    A right hon. Gentleman who spoke to-night described himself as a member of a small band of Independent Liberals. If that description is right, I should rightly describe myself as one of a large band of Dependent Liberals. I am not ashamed of that description; I admit my dependence. I am dependent on that quality which has been described by the Mover and Seconder of this Amendment as the...

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Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East

Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 26 October 1922 — General election

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