Sir John Brunner

Former MP for Southport

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

  • Orders of the Day — LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL (LAMBETH BRIDGE) BILL [Lords]. 29 Jul 1924

    I have the honour of having been Chairman of the Committee which considered the proposed Lambeth Bridge. The opposition to the Bill arose from the Wandsworth Gas Company, which has four large vessels that trade between Wandsworth and the Tyne. This bridge if built as the plan shows will certainly not give passage at all tides through the side arches to these boats. The side aches are designed...
  • Orders of the Day — UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANE (No. 2) BILL.: Clause 1. — (Rights of insured persons to unemployment benefit.) 9 Jul 1924

    I beg to second the Amendment. I regret that I was not here, Mr. Speaker, when you referred to my Amendment, but these words really amount to the same thing as my Amendment, which restored the words of the Act of 1922. I agree with the hon. Gentleman who spoke last that uncovenanted benefit should not be made a permanent part of unemployment insurance. As a matter of fact, uncovenanted...
  • Private Business.: London, Midland, and Scottish Railway (Superannuation Fund) Bill. 1 Jul 1924

    I have been requested to make a short statement. I was Chairman of the Committee that dealt with the Bill upstairs. We made a Special Report to the House stating that in our opinion the company had not given enough to the super-annuitants. I am pleased to say the company since then have offered another £30,000 to the superannuitants, making a total contribution from the company of £78,000 a...

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Former MP for Southport

Entered the House of Commons on 12 January 1906 — General election

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

Also represented Northwich; Leigh

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