Mr Joseph Johnstone

Former MP for Renfrewshire Eastern

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.

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 — Supply.: Air Estimates, 1922–23. 27 Jul 1922

    I am entirely in favour of arbitration in all trade disputes. I go further, and ay that I am in favour of compulsory arbitration. Rather than have strikes on behalf of the workmen and lock-outs on behalf of the employers there should be compulsory arbitration. I am in favour of the Civil Service Arbitration Board to complete the work of the Whitley Council. I am not in favour of the Civil...
  • Orders of the Day — Supply.: Air Estimates, 1922–23. 27 Jul 1922

    No claim for that has been made.
  • Orders of the Day — Supply.: Air Estimates, 1922–23. 27 Jul 1922

    Does the Noble Lord not recognise that that is to the disadvantage of the Chancellor of the Exchequer? He is bound to submit any proposal for an increase to the Board, but if it is a case of a decrease he cannot submit it to the Arbitration Board.

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Former MP for Renfrewshire Eastern

Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

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