Mr Robert Waddington

Former MP for Rossendale

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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

  • Civil Estimates, 1929.: Ministry of Labour. 24 Apr 1929

    Is the hon. Member not aware that it is overseas trade that Lancashire wants, not home trade?
  • Orders of the Day — Washington Hours Convention. 21 Mar 1929

    I cannot accept the statement that Japan, for example, is an undeveloped industrial country. I know, and the right hon. Gentleman knows, that we in Lancashire are suffering from unemployment in the cotton trade from the very fact that Japan's cotton industry is highly specialised. That the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Preston (Mr. T. Shaw) as a representative of the cotton trade should...
  • Orders of the Day — Washington Hours Convention. 21 Mar 1929

    The right hon. Gentleman, as one of the framers of the Convention, accepted an article which makes it obligatory upon us to exclude Japan, where the workers work 57 hours per week against our 48. Why is the right hon. Gentleman so eloquent in asking for this Convention to be ratified now? I recall a period in 1924 when the right hon. Gentleman was Minister of Labour and when, burning over...

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Former MP for Rossendale

Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 10 May 1929 — General election

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