Dr Oonagh McDonald

Former MP for Thurrock

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Charge of Income Tax for 1987–88 12 May 1987

    The Chief Secretary cannot be allowed to get away with that sort of nonsense. He knows that it is nonsense. We have made our priorities clear inside and outside the House. We have made it clear that our priority is to raise child benefit and pensions, and, indeed, the tax burden on those on well above average incomes will be increased. That is only fair and we are looking for fairness. To...
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Charge of Income Tax for 1987–88 12 May 1987

    The figures that I used were the Treasury's own figures taken over the years 1979 to 1986. The 21 per cent. increase was for the highest decile only. The Treasury must make up its mind which are the true figures and which are the false figures. It is clear that the true figures are the ones that the Government find most uncomfortable. The right hon. Gentleman made his little joke about the...
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Charge of Income Tax for 1987–88 12 May 1987

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Former MP for Thurrock

Entered the House of Commons on 15 July 1976 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 18 May 1987 — General election

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