Mr Robert Taylor

Former MP for Morpeth

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 — Agriculture: Wages Arrears (Prosecutions) 1 Jul 1954

    Can the right hon. Gentleman say if there would have been more prosecutions had there been more inspectors and if his inspectors are working overtime?
  • Orders of the Day — Clause 12. — (Deputies.) 1 Jul 1954

    There is an important principle involved in the Amendment and I thank the Minister for what he has said. However, I press that we should accept the principle laid down in the Amendment which states: The persons appointed shall not perform any duties which in their opinion may interfere … That is a most important principle which needs to be safeguarded in what the Minister proposes. It is...
  • Orders of the Day — Clause 85. — (Medical Examinations.) 1 Jul 1954

    I should like to say a word or two here, because I feel rather strongly about this matter. Unfortunately, I have had as much experience as anybody in the House of pits closing. When men have been working in a coal mine from the age of 13 or 14 until they are 50, and then because their pit closes they have to be medically examined, it is but natural that they should not be perfectly fit men....

More of Mr Robert Taylor’s recent appearances

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