Mr William Thompson

Former UUP MP for West Tyrone

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Electoral Malpractice (Northern Ireland) 29 Mar 2001

    The Minister will appreciate that the police have done some good work in the past and have recommended prosecutions that have gone to the Director of Public Prosecutions, but nothing has ever happened. Perhaps he would advise the Director of Public Prosecutions to be more exercised in the matter.
  • Electoral Malpractice (Northern Ireland) 29 Mar 2001

    I think that it is, but that it is not mandatory. I want it to be mandatory to enter the postcode.
  • Electoral Malpractice (Northern Ireland) 29 Mar 2001

    I welcome the opportunity to participate in this debate on an extremely important and pertinent issue. First, I pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Mr. Brooke), who has chaired the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee so well. After listening to his speech this afternoon, anything that I say will be repetition, because he covered the many issues so...

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Former UUP MP for West Tyrone

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Relay (Omagh) Ltd.; television sales and rentals.

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