Mr Arthur Bottomley

Former MP for Teesside Middlesbrough

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

  • Mr. Speaker (Retirement) 12 May 1983

    And the CPA.
  • Low Pay 18 Mar 1983

    I thank right hon. and hon. Members who have kindly referred to me. I should particularly like to thank my right hon. and hon. Friends who have given me such strong support. My hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) forcefully presented the problem of low pay, particularly in connection with his work in the Low Pay Unit. I am glad that his successor, Chris Pond, is such a worthy...
  • Low Pay 18 Mar 1983

    I beg to move, That this House, recognising that little progress has been made towards the eradication of low pay, believes that the problem can be resolved only by the introduction by legislation of a national minimum wage. This week I celebrate 21 years as Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough. When I won the by-election in 1962 there was heavy unemployment. The then Conservative...

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Former MP for Teesside Middlesbrough

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election

Also represented Middlesbrough East; Rochester and Chatham; Rochester Chatham

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