Professor Douglas Savory

Former MP for South Antrim

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected 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 — British Army: Internal Security Duties, Ulster 5 Apr 1955

    Is not it necessary for the police, and even also for the military forces, when required, to protect the Border, in view of the raids on Armagh and Omagh, followed by serious wounding of the garrison?
  • Clause 1. — (Salary and Expenses of Governor.) 28 Feb 1955

    We discussed this question almost ad nauseam on Second Reading, when all the arguments we have heard tonight were fully answered. What the hon. Member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone (Mr. Healy) has said about the Duke of Abercorn was answered during the Second Reading debate, when I pointed out that, especially during the latter part of his governorship, the Duke of Abercorn was out of...
  • Clause 1. — (Salary and Expenses of Governor.) 28 Feb 1955

    I was arguing that there is a difference between the money paid to our Ambassadors for their expenses and the money paid to the Governor of Northern Ireland. The Ambassadors do not have to account for their expenses, but those of the Governor of Northern Ireland are checked twice—once by the Home Secretary and again by the Treasury. If his expenses do not amount to£10,000 he does not...

More of Professor Douglas Savory’s recent appearances


Former MP for South Antrim

Entered the House of Commons on 2 November 1940 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 6 May 1955 — General election

Also represented Queen's University of Belfast

Future MPs in this constituency

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