Mrs Shirley Williams

Former MP for Crosby

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

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

  • European Social Fund 28 Apr 1983

    What about the hon. Gentleman's Government?
  • European Social Fund 28 Apr 1983

    A quarter of European youth are unemployed. In the United Kingdom, the figure is even higher: 28 per cent. of our young people under the age of 25 are unemployed. Rather like the hon. Member for Flint, East (Mr. Jones), some of us represent areas where unemployment is above this level and are conscious that it does not matter how many jobs a young person applies for, he is not likely to get...
  • European Social Fund 28 Apr 1983

    I am sorry, the right hon. Sir Ian Gilmour, in the book that he published this month called "Britain Can Work"—

More of Mrs Shirley Williams’s recent appearances


Former MP for Crosby

Entered the House of Commons on 15 October 1964 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election

Also represented Hertford and Stevenage; Hitchin

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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