Sir David Amess

Former Conservative MP for Southend West

@amessd_southend https://facebook.com/conservatives

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.

22 Sep 2021

  • On 22 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted for state subsidies for businesses subject to them being a proportionate and effective means of pursuing a policy, a last resort, and implemented in a way to minimise impacts on competition and investment. Show vote
  • On 22 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted not to require a report on the impact of the payment of compensation to the customers of London Capital & Finance PLC and also covering some wider related considerations. Show vote

21 Sep 2021

  • On 21 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted for rising prices, lower benefits, and higher taxes particularly for low and middle income workers. Show vote

20 Sep 2021

  • On 20 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted to enable consideration of using simple majority voting to to elect elected mayors, and Police and Crime Commissioners. Show vote
  • On 20 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted to increase state pensions and related benefits by the general level of prices, rather than earnings, and at least by 2.5% for the 2022-23 tax year. Show vote
  • On 20 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted not to require a report on the impact of increases to state pensions and related benefits on levels of poverty among pensioners in Scotland, Wales and England. Show vote
  • On 20 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted to increase state pensions and related benefits by the general level of prices and at least by 2.5% for the 2022-23 tax year. Show vote
  • On 20 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted to increase state pensions and related benefits by the general level of prices and at least by 2.5% for the 2022-23 tax year. Show vote

15 Sep 2021

  • On 15 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted not to set up a joint committee of MPs and members of the House of Lords to consider matters relating to the overthrow of the Afghan government by the Taliban in 2021. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit Show vote

14 Sep 2021

  • On 14 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted for a new 1.25% tax on individuals' earnings or profits to be spent on health and social care. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted not to require reports on the equality impact of a new tax to fund health and social care. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted not to require reports on the impact of a new tax to fund health and social care on the revenue raised via other taxes. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted against giving the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a role in determining the distribution of funds raised via the Health and Social Care Levy. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted for a new 1.25% tax on individuals' earnings or profits to be spent on health and social care. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted for a new 1.25% tax on individuals' earnings or profits to be spent on health and social care. Show vote

13 Sep 2021

  • On 13 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill — Clause 2 — Revival of Prerogative Powers to Dissolve Parliament and to Call a new Parliament Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess voted against considering broadening the scope of the Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill to cover the pausing of Parliamentary business between sessions. Show vote

10 Sep 2021

  • On 10 Sep 2021: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Motion to Sit in Private Show vote

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