Mr Robert Tomlinson

Former MP for Lancaster

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Transfer of Workers. 2 May 1929

    37. asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the protest made by the Liskeard Rural District Council meeting on the transfer of miners to that area, seeing that there are a number of local unemployed men awaiting the opportunity to secure work; and whether he will take steps to see that miners are not transferred to localities already burdened with unemployment?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Transfer of Workers. 2 May 1929

    38. asked the Minister of Labour whether any transferred miners have been registered as unemployed at the Devonport and Plymouth Employment Exchanges, respectively?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force.: Empire Settlement. 29 Apr 1929

    17. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he will give, with reference to the South Wales area only, the number of women and girls who have been assisted to emigrate to the Dominions since 1st January, 1928, stating the countries to which they went; how many of them underwent any course of training and of what nature; and how many from that area are at present training for...

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.