Mr Alistair Macdonald

Former MP for Chislehurst

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 — Employment and Productivity: Bank Employees 23 Apr 1970

    Would the hon. Gentleman explain how these agreements reached between the banks and the National Union of Bank Employees are referred to the National Board for Prices and Incomes far more frequently than appears to be the case with agreements reached in other industries?
  • Future of the Sixpence 20 Apr 1970

    Is my right hon. Friend aware that his decision is the worst of all possible decisions? Is he aware that it will lead to uncertainty for an indefinite period? What possible reason can there be for not adopting either of the other decisions open to him —to abolish the sixpence immediately at the end of the transitional period, as I think he should have done, or to allow it to continue...
  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means: Amendment of the Law 14 Apr 1970

    I really think that we shall have to change our procedures in this House. I regard it as absolutely ridiculous, after a serious Budget speech, to have to listen to the kind of knockabout slapstick that we had from the Leader of the Opposition, who had to dig back to 1949 to find some feeble joke about onions. It is not proper to say things like that in the middle of what should be a serious...

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Former MP for Chislehurst

Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 29 April 1970 — General election

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