Sir William Adkins

Former MP for Middleton and Prestwich

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

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

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.

Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE BILL [Lords]. 27 Jul 1923

    As one who has urged in every possible way that this Bill should be discussed in the light of day, I desire to thank the Solicitor-General for having put it down now, instead of attempting to smuggle it through the House in its darkest hours. This Bill contains provisions which those in any way connected with the legal profession are very glad to have submitted to Parliament. Many of those...
  • Orders of the Day — ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE BILL [Lords]. 27 Jul 1923

    It says in Clause 2, paragraph (d): Any cause, not being a cause to which paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) of this Section applies, shall, if any party thereto makes an application in that behalf, be tried with a jury, unless in the opinion of the Court or a Judge the cause is more fit to be tried" without a jury. That is surely making the jury dependent on the discretion of the Judge. My hon....
  • Orders of the Day — ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE BILL [Lords]. 27 Jul 1923

    At any rate, you give it now.

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Former MP for Middleton and Prestwich

Entered the House of Commons on 12 January 1906 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 16 November 1923 — General election

Also represented Middleton

Future MPs in this constituency

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