Séan Neeson

Former Alliance 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: Speaker’s Business: End of Mandate 23 Mar 2011

    I welcome the fact that the Assembly has completed its four-year mandate for the first time since its establishment in 1998. My main priority, as former leader of the Alliance Party and an Assembly Member, was to protect the Good Friday Agreement and latterly the St Andrews Agreement. It has also been a priority for the Alliance Party that devolution in Northern Ireland must be based on power...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and Rural Development: Agritourism 15 Mar 2011

    10. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline the action she is taking to develop agritourism.              (AQO 1291/11)
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and Rural Development: Agritourism 15 Mar 2011

    The Minister will be delighted to hear that I have just left my farewell lunch to be here to ask my question. [Laughter.] To what extent does her Department work with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board to promote agritourism in Northern Ireland?

More of Séan Neeson’s recent appearances


Former Alliance MLA for East Antrim

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 24 March 2011 — Dissolved for election

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