Sylvia Heal

Former Deputy Speaker MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis

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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

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30 Mar 2010

  • On 30 Mar 2010: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Budget Resolutions — 8. Alcoholic liquor duties (rates) Show vote

8 Mar 2010

  • On 8 Mar 2010: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Delegated Legislation — Pensions — Automatic Enrolment Regulations Show vote

1 Mar 2010

  • On 1 Mar 2010: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Defence — Military Covenant — Military Funding Show vote

9 Feb 2010

  • On 9 Feb 2010: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill — New Clause 88 — Referendum on Voting System for Electing MPs Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2010: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill — Amendment to New Clause 88 — Referendum on voting systems Show vote

8 Feb 2010

  • On 8 Feb 2010: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2010: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2010: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2010: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) Show vote

2 Dec 2009

  • On 2 Dec 2009: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote

12 Nov 2009

  • On 12 Nov 2009: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Coroners and Justice Bill — Schedule 1 — Explicit Approval of Lord Chief Justice Required for Minister to Suspend Coroner's Inquiry -rejected Show vote

9 Nov 2009

  • On 9 Nov 2009: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Coroners and Justice Bill — Clause 66 — Independent Commissioner for Terrorist Suspects Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2009: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Coroners and Justice Bill — Enable Minister to Replace Inquest With Inquiry — Incercept Evidence in Inquests Show vote

21 Oct 2009

  • On 21 Oct 2009: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Government to sign up to 10:10 climate change campaign — rejected Show vote

9 Jul 2009

  • On 9 Jul 2009: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2009 Show vote

24 Jun 2009

  • On 24 Jun 2009: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Iraq Inquiry — Welcomes the inquiry Show vote
  • On 24 Jun 2009: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Iraq Inquiry — Parliament to set the terms of reference — rejected Show vote

11 May 2009

  • On 11 May 2009: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

30 Apr 2009

  • On 30 Apr 2009: Sylvia Heal was absent for a vote on MPs' expenses — No lower limit for declaration Show vote

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