Pat Doherty

Former Sinn Féin MP for West Tyrone

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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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A selection of Pat Doherty's votes

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  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU
  • Has never voted on greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections
  • Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices

We have lots more plain English analysis of Pat Doherty’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Pat Doherty’s full vote analysis page for more.

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Former Sinn Féin MP for West Tyrone, Former Sinn Féin MLA for West Tyrone

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 1 July 2012 — Resigned

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Pat Doherty campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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Last updated: 2 May 2017.

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