Mr Rennie Smith

Former MP for Penistone

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

  • Civil Estimates, 1931.: India Office. 9 Jul 1931

    I am sure that the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Chelsea (Sir S. Hoare) is not looking to me for a reply. May I say, however, that I have followed the speeches which he has made in public since he became a Member of the Indian Round Table Conference Committee and I have admired the way in which he has kept strictly to the undertakings, into which he and his party have entered in regard...
  • Orders of the Day — Class I. Treasury and Subordinate Departments. 29 Jun 1931

    When the right hon. and gallant Member for Burton (Colonel Gretton) began his speech, I thought that he was really going to shock the Committee out of the complacency into which he said it had fallen, but I can imagine no more effective method than his speech of fastening the stranglehold of complacency upon us. He says, in effect, that we are all right in this matter of Disarmament, and it...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Sierra Leone (Births and Deaths). 20 May 1931

    21. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies the rate of births and deaths for 1930 or the last available year among the population of Sierra Leone?

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Former MP for Penistone

Entered the House of Commons on 29 October 1924 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 7 October 1931 — General election

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