Major-General John Seely

Former MP for Isle of Wight

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

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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

  • Expiring Laws Bill.: Clause 3. — (Certain Acts to be continued temporarily.) 28 Jul 1922

    This is a very unfortunate proposal. As Chairman of the Committee I received from different Government Departments their suggestions that Bills which have hitherto been annual Bills should not be made permanent, but should be so continued. My hon. Friend's Department wanted to make these annual Bills. It is just that sort of thing that the House set up the Committee to put a stop to. It is a...
  • Expiring Laws Bill.: Clause 3. — (Certain Acts to be continued temporarily.) 28 Jul 1922

    I think my Noble Friend has not quite appreciated the meaning of the Amendment. I am grateful to the Parliamentary Secretary for proposing to withdraw it. The Select Committee went carefully through every Bill. You might use the same argument about almost every Bill in the Schedule, and the whole of the labours of my Committee would have been in vain.
  • Expiring Laws Bill.: Clause 3. — (Certain Acts to be continued temporarily.) 28 Jul 1922

    May I ask the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will get the Government to instruct the Treasury to carry out the fifteenth paragraph of the Report of the Committee, which will, we think, prevent an undue accumulation of Acts under the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill. I hope the hon. Gentleman can give that assurance as all the Members of the Committee were impressed with the...

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Former MP for Isle of Wight

Entered the House of Commons on 23 May 1900 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 9 October 1924 — General election

Also represented Ilkeston; Liverpool Abercromby

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