Mr William Baxter

Former MP for Stirlingshire West

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 — Scotland: Improvement Grants 31 Jul 1974

    May I appeal to my hon. Friend to reconsider the position? As one who has practical experience as a building contractor, I know the difficulties that have been experienced in getting work carried out owing to the three-day working week and other factors. We agree that the three-day week is not the responsibility of the present Government, but it is right that we should take the matter into...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Milk Production 31 Jul 1974

    Will my hon. Friend tell the House how the beef premium will help the dairy farmer? Is he aware that the keeping of cattle in a shed ready for the fatstock market, for killing, for one or two months in order to gain the advantage of the premium means that they will be eating their heads off and making no beef? It will be a costly way of manuring the fields of Scotland.
  • Economic Situation 23 Jul 1974

    Before my right hon. Friend leaves the question of the rates—

More of Mr William Baxter’s recent appearances


Former MP for Stirlingshire West

Entered the House of Commons on 8 October 1959 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 20 September 1974 — General election

Also represented West Stirlingshire

Future MPs in this constituency

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