Prof Monica McWilliams

Former NIWC MLA for Belfast South

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

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Strategic Investment and Regeneration of Sites Bill:  Second Stage 14 Oct 2002

    Lest the collaboration between the DUP and Sinn Féin alarm junior Minister Haughey, I advise him that the Women’s Coalition was only too glad to sign the petition of concern on this occasion.
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Events on 4 October 2002 8 Oct 2002

    I share Mr Ford’s concerns about the events of Friday, 4 October 2002. Although the Assembly has met to discuss what happened on that date, Members are clearly more concerned about the events that occurred beforehand. The Women’s Coalition has had serious reservations about the games that people have played with the agreement. Mr Speaker, you said that the debate is so serious that no...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Events on 4 October 2002 8 Oct 2002

    If everyone knows what has caused the problem, surely everyone has a responsibility to put forward what is believed to be the solution. The Assembly has the capacity to sort it out. So far, it has chosen not to. Hence, it has arrived at this state of affairs. The Women’s Coalition believes that it is time that the Assembly had some political maturity, accepted responsibility for its own...

More of Prof Monica McWilliams’s recent appearances


Former NIWC MLA for Belfast South

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 28 April 2003 — General election

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.