David Hilditch

DUP MLA for East Antrim

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

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Schools Estate: Major Capital Works Projects 21 Mar 2022

    I certainly welcome the statement. I do not want to dilute Mr Givan's joy, but, as you know, East Antrim has four schools on the list compared with his three. It is certainly a good day for the education sector in my constituency of East Antrim in general and in Carrickfergus in particular. Mr Deputy Speaker, you know the problems that Carrickfergus Academy has had with having to work over...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Public Accounts Committee: Reports and Memoranda of Reply 1 Mar 2022

    I welcome the opportunity to highlight the work of the Public Accounts Committee during this Assembly term. It is an honour to work with the Committee as it examines public spending with the benefit of hindsight. It allows us to highlight good practice and poor value for money and to recommend improvements to the stewardship of taxpayers' money. The PAC has conducted significant work...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: DVA Backlogs 8 Feb 2022

    I agree with the Member about the difficulties that members of the public face. They really need to be dealt with by the Department. It is essential that the Minister works with DVLA to address the unfair penalties that have been issued due to the poor management of the Department, which are completely out of the drivers' control. Another issue is that driver tests are being cut short. If the...

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DUP MLA for East Antrim

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

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