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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.
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My Lords, the Hybrid Sitting of the House will now begin. Some Members are here in the Chamber, respecting social distancing, others are participating remotely, but all Members will be treated equally. If the capacity of the Chamber is exceeded, I will immediately adjourn the House. Oral Questions will now commence. Please can those asking supplementary questions keep them to no longer than...
My Lords, the time allowed for this Question has elapsed.
Entered the House of Lords on 6 July 2010
Previously MP for West Dunbartonshire until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005; Labour until 1 Sep 2016
Also represented West Dunbartonshire; Dumbarton
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
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