Mr Thomas Cooper

Former MP for Edinburgh West

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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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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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Allied Powers (Maritime Courts) Bill. 20 May 1941

    I beg to move, in page 12, line 27, to leave out paragraph (a), and to insert: "(a) for the reference in paragraph 4 of the Schedule to the Lord Chancellor there shall be substituted a reference to the Secretary of State and for any reference elsewhere in this Act to the Lord Chancellor there shall be substituted a reference to the Lord Justice General;(b) for references to the High Court...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Police Searches and Inquiries. 13 May 1941

    I have been asked to reply. No action has been taken against any person because of his association with Scottish Nationalism or the Scottish Nationalist Party. In consequence, however, of information in the possession of the authorities, search warrants obtained under Defence Regulation 88A were executed on 3rd May at certain premises in which it was believed that evidence would be found...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Police Searches and Inquiries. 13 May 1941

    With regard to the first part of the hon. Member's supplementary question, the firearms which were revealed were not of a kind used for sporting purposes. As regards the second part of the question, the procedure under the search warrants followed the ordinary course. They were granted on sworn informations, by sheriffs in certain cases and by justices of the peace in certain cases.

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Former MP for Edinburgh West

Entered the House of Commons on 14 November 1935 — General election

Left the House of Commons in 1941 — unknown

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