Mr John Potter

Former MP for Eccles

There are currently votes on relevant topics that are not included in the summaries below. We are working on bringing these records up to date over the next few months.

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Anglo-German Payments Agreement. 21 Feb 1935

    37. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the state of the discussions now proceeding between the German Government and the financial interests concerned relating to the inability of British subjects to obtain from the German authorities documents to which they are entitled under Article 7 (ii) of the Anglo-German Payments Agreement of November last?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Excess Profits Duty. 21 Feb 1935

    38. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount still outstanding in respect of Excess Profits Duty; the number of cases in which legal proceedings have been commenced with a view to recovery of duty; and the amount lost, or estimated to be lost, to the Treasury arising out of liquidation or bankruptcy proceedings?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Companies Act (Amendment). 21 Feb 1935

    49. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, after the disclosures in the collapse of James and Shakespeare, he will, when amending the Companies Act of 1929, consider adding a new clause to provide that, when shares in a company are transferred to nominees as holders, the transfers, in addition to stating the names of the nominees, shall also state the names of the beneficial...

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Former MP for Eccles

Entered the House of Commons on 27 October 1931 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 25 October 1935 — General election

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