Mr Ronald Murray

Former MP for Edinburgh Leith

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

  • Merchant Shipping Bill: Tenants-at-Will 30 Mar 1979

    That is very helpful to me. I had not been aware of that.
  • Merchant Shipping Bill: Tenants-at-Will 30 Mar 1979

    The hon. Gentleman has been very kind in his tribute. However, he does not need to say anything more if he does not want to.
  • Merchant Shipping Bill: Tenants-at-Will 30 Mar 1979

    At the outset, I would like to make it clear that the Bill—the hon. Member for Aberdeenshire, East (Mr. Henderson) was generous in his tribute—regularises completely the substantive rights of tenants-at-will. The issue that arises in respect of these amendments is a peripheral or side issue as to the expenditure involved in achieving that regularisation. One must be absolutely clear about...

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Former MP for Edinburgh Leith

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 7 April 1979 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.