Sir Toby Low

Former MP for Blackpool North

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

  • Personal Statements 19 Dec 1961

    I apologise to the House for taking up one or two minutes of its time. In yesterday's debate the hon. Member for Cardiff, South East (Mr. Callaghan) referred to what he called a "roll of dishonour"—[HON. MEMBERS: "Roll of honour."]—in Reynolds News of 17th December which included my name. I did not know that the hon. Gentleman was going to do this. Since the implication of what he said...
  • Personal Statements 19 Dec 1961

    —in a statement which amounted to a public commitment—[HON. MEMBERS: "Oh."]—and on the basis of which many shares had changed hands. This was made clear to the Press in August at the time of the dividend announcement. The Chancellor, in his statement of 25th July, acceded that regard would have to be had to commitments already entered into. [HON. MEMBERS: "Oh."] I am taking steps to...
  • Orders of the Day — Transport Bill 21 Nov 1961

    It may clear our minds if my hon. Friend can explain exactly how it will be that Parliament will have control over decisions about the uneconomic services. As I understand it, the duty of running the industry and taking decisions of this kind is the duty of the Railways Board, but I have not observed any power given in the Bill to the Minister to interfere with that duty. If the Minister has...

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Former MP for Blackpool North

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

Left the House of Commons on 31 January 1962 — unknown

Future MPs in this constituency

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