Mr Joseph Walton

Former MP for Barnsley

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 — Coal Output.: Statement by Sir a. Geddes'. 14 Jul 1919

    No one will deny that the prosperity of this country absolutely depends upon having a cheap and abundant supply of coal both for home use, shipping, and for export. The history of the coal trade under private enterprise is an astounding one. In 1855 the output was 64,000,000 tons, and by 1913 that output had been increased to 287,000,000 tons by private enterprise. We hear people stating that...
  • Orders of the Day — Coal Output.: Statement by Sir a. Geddes'. 14 Jul 1919

    They ought to have known that 18,000,000 tons were required for colliery consumption, that 16,000,000 tons were required by the workmen for keeping their fires burning, and that they could not apply the 6s. to the 32,000,000 tons for export and bunkers, because they were sold beyond the minimum prices and the profits brought into the account on the credit side. I am delighted to see my right...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Loans to Allies and Dominions. 13 May 1919

    52. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the payments received up to date and from whom, either in the shape of interest or repayment of principal, in connection with the £1,700,000,000 of loans to our Allies and Dominions; what further payments are expected before the end of the current financial year; and whether these have been taken into consideration in framing the Estimates of the...

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Former MP for Barnsley

Entered the House of Commons on 28 October 1897 — unknown

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

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