Mr George Porter

Former MP for Leeds Central

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

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

  • Half-Hour Adjournment Debates (Arrangements) 23 Mar 1955

    What would be the position on Tuesdays and Thursdays if there should be no subjects on those days which come within the category you have suggested,
  • Capital Punishment (Royal Commission's Report) 10 Feb 1955

    Is it not a fact that there is positive proof that wherever there is the remotest contact between people and the murderer, there is no difficulty in getting public opinion, in that particular case and for that person, in favour of the abolition of the death penalty?
  • Representation of the People (Parliamentary Constituencies) 26 Jan 1955

    I endorse all that has been said by my colleagues representing Leeds, but I do not intend to cover the same ground. In introducing the Order the Minister did me and my constituency the honour of a special reference to the representations which we made both to the Commissioners and to the right hon. and gallant Gentleman himself. He tried to tell us that our representations had been given...

More of Mr George Porter’s recent appearances


Former MP for Leeds Central

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 May 1955 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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