Mr David Atkinson

Former Conservative MP for Bournemouth East

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers 4 Apr 2005

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is the Government's policy to consider claims for asylum from member states of the Council of Europe; and if he will make a statement on the claims of (a) Natalia Chernyshera, (b) Dmitri Maruev and (c) Aleksandr Gorbachev from Russia.
  • Adjournment (Easter) 24 Mar 2005

    In addition to following my hon. Friend the Member for Gosport (Mr. Viggers), it is a real pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend, East (Sir Teddy Taylor), and perhaps to precede my hon. Friend the Member for Southend, West (Mr. Amess), should he catch your eye, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Coming from Southend myself, I once had my eye on both their seats. It is...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Leave to Remain Applications 15 Mar 2005

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received from the English language school industry in the UK on his proposals to increase the cost of Leave to Remain applications from international students; and if he will make a statement.

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Former Conservative MP for Bournemouth East

Entered the House of Commons on 24 November 1977 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election


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Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

6. Overseas visits
8-10 April 2004, to Turkey, to visit Gallipoli WWI monuments and war graves, and other historic sites in the Cannakale region, Dardanelles, as guest of AK Party, including two nights' accommodation in party's guest house and travel from Istanbul to Cannakale. The visit followed Council of Europe meetings in Istanbul. (Registered 12 May 2004)
15-20 February 2005, to Taiwan, Republic of China, to discuss opportunities of association with the Council of Europe. Travel, accommodation, meals and visit to Peng-Hu Islands provided by Government of Taiwan, Republic of China. (Registered 24 February 2005)

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