Sylvia Heal

Former Deputy Speaker MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis

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

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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.

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.

A selection of Sylvia Heal’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Finance Bill 7 Apr 2010

    Order. The hon. Member must now focus his remarks on the Finance Bill that is currently before the House and on the measures contained in that Bill.
  • Business of the House: Finance Bill 7 Apr 2010

    Order. I have allowed the hon. Gentleman some latitude, because this is a Second Reading, but it is of the Finance Bill rather than the economy in general. Perhaps his remarks in future could bear some relation to the Bill before the House.
  • Business of the House: Finance Bill 7 Apr 2010

    Order. I remind all hon. Members of my earlier comments about the fact that we are discussing the Finance Bill.

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Former Deputy Speaker, and Labour MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis

Entered the House of Commons on 22 March 1990 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Also represented Staffordshire Mid


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Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.


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