Mr Samuel Galbraith

Former MP for Spennymoor

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 — Trade and Commerce.: Dyestuffs. 31 Jul 1922

    17. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any arrangements are being made or contemplated whereby all profits made by the central importing agency out of the sales of German reparation dyestuffs on behalf of the Government are to be handed over to British dye makers?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Imports (Manufactured Goods). 31 Jul 1922

    18. asked the President of the Board of Trade the total value of goods, classed as wholly or mainly manufactured, imported into the United Kingdom for the six months ending 30th June; and what proportion of the same were of German origin?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act.: Glassware. 24 Jul 1922

    7. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it was necessary for the Committee considering the application for the imposition of a duty on imported opal glass shades to be satisfied that serious unemployment is being caused by such importations; and, if so, whether he can state what evidence was produced before the Committee that such conditions prevailed?

More of Mr Samuel Galbraith’s recent appearances


Former MP for Spennymoor

Entered the House of Commons on 29 April 1915 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 26 October 1922 — General election

Also represented Durham Mid

Future MPs in this constituency

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