Mr John Dodd

Former MP for Oldham

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.

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 — Railways (Post-War Policy). 15 Jul 1942

    asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport how far plans for the reorganisation of the railways envisaging unification under either public ownership or as a controlled industry have progressed; and whether before any final decision is taken, he will see that representatives of all transport interests and of trade and commerce will have the opportunity of expressing...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Machinery Depreciation (Wear-and-Tear Allowance). 6 Feb 1940

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will increase the allowances to concerns for depreciation on machinery which normally is working not more than 48 hours per week but which is now in many cases running over 120 hours per week, and therefore wearing out much more quickly and especially since there is much less time for maintenance; and whether he will make the increase in...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Machinery Depreciation (Wear-and-Tear Allowance). 6 Feb 1940

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will allow engineering concerns to base their annual depreciation of machinery on the original cost of the machinery instead of on each year's depreciated value?

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