Stuart Bell

Former Labour MP for Middlesbrough

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

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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.

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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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12 Sep 2012

  • On 12 Sep 2012: Stuart Bell was absent for a vote on Defamation Bill — New Clause 2 — Regulation of Payments for Legal Services In Defamation Cases Show vote

11 Sep 2012

  • On 11 Sep 2012: Stuart Bell was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Higher and Further Education — Tuition Fees Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2012: Stuart Bell was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Welfare Reform Show vote

10 Sep 2012

  • On 10 Sep 2012: Stuart Bell was absent for a vote on European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill — New Clause 3 — Report on the impact of the European Stability Mechanism on the economic performance of the European Union Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2012: Stuart Bell was absent for a vote on European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill — New Clause 1 — Impact of the European Stability Mechanism on the UK Show vote

5 Sep 2012

  • On 5 Sep 2012: Stuart Bell was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Stuart Bell was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Stuart Bell was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Rail Fares Show vote

16 Jul 2012

  • On 16 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted yes on Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day] — Adult Social Care Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted to ask the Government to take action to prevent rationing by cost in the NHS and to call on the Government to honour its pledge to increase health spending in real terms each year. Show vote

12 Jul 2012

  • On 12 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted to state the Prime Minister’s failure to secure allies had weakened the UK's ability to negotiate the EU budget bot not to say the 2005 decision to give away parts of the UK rebate had caused UK contributions to the EU to rise. Show vote

11 Jul 2012

  • On 11 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted yes on United Kingdom Borders — Sittings of the House (Thursdays) (9.30 am to 5.00 pm) Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted yes on United Kingdom Borders — Sittings of the House (Tuesdays) (11.30 am to 7.00 pm) Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted no on United Kingdom Borders — Sittings of the House (Tuesdays) (No change) Show vote

10 Jul 2012

  • On 10 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted against proposed reforms of the House of Lords including the introduction of 15 year terms for most members and an elected element. Show vote

5 Jul 2012

  • On 5 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted no on Business without Debate — Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill — Professional Standards in the Banking Industry (No. 2) Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted yes on Business without Debate — Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill — Professional Standards in the Banking Industry Show vote

4 Jul 2012

  • On 4 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted no on Deferred Divisions — Education Show vote
  • On 4 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted against proposed detailed rules for the election of Police and Crime Commissioners. Show vote

3 Jul 2012

  • On 3 Jul 2012: Stuart Bell voted against raising the basic income tax free allowance, against cutting corporation tax, and against the other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote

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