Mr James Wilson

Former MP for Oldham

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

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.: India Office. 13 May 1931

    On a point of Order. It was the hon. Member for the Sowerby Division (Mr. Tout), not the Member for Oldham.
  • Personal Explanation. 11 May 1931

    I should like to refer to some remarks that I made in the Debate on land taxation on Thursday, to which you, Sir, took exception, and I shall be glad if you will give me the opportunity and the House will listen to an explanation which I should wish to make. When you ruled me out of order for attempting to discuss the question of the nationalisation of land, what I had in mind was one or two...
  • Orders of the Day — Report [6TH May].: Tax on Land Values. 7 May 1931

    This Debate, however, irrelevant it may have been to the subject of the Resolution, has crystallised the difference between the Opposition and ourselves in relation to the ownership of land. One is constrained to ask why, if the burden of owning land is so onerous, as we are expected to believe, the people who have to discharge the onerous duty of owning land do not give it up. If it is such...

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