Mr Arthur Palmer

Former MP for Bristol North East

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 — Energy: Acid Rain 9 May 1983

    asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will invite the Central Electricity Generating Board to prepare a report to be laid before the House on the environmental effects of acid rain from coal and oil-fired power stations.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Acid Rain 9 May 1983

    As the Minister may know, I support the balanced development of electricity generation both from coal and nuclear sources. Bearing in mind that the bulk of our electricity will still come from coal-fired power stations well into the year 2000, is it not important that there should now be an authoritative statement from the Government on a matter that is causing increasing concern not only in...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Solar Systems 9 May 1983

    Will the Minister say how seriously in these matters the advice of the chief scientist to the Ministry is taken?

More of Mr Arthur Palmer’s recent appearances


Former MP for Bristol North East

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election

Also represented Bristol Central; Cleveland; Wimbledon

Future MPs in this constituency

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