Hon. Michael Astor

Former MP for East Surrey

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treason Law 23 Jul 1951

    In view of the range and scope of Communist activities in the country today, is it not evident that stronger deterrents and measures are needed in this respect? Surely, with due respect, the delay which the right hon. and learned Gentleman has announced to the House is most disquieting. Would he not give an assurance that we shall get an earlier answer, without saying what the answer will be?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces: Korea (Enemy Equipment) 20 Jun 1951

    Can the right hon. Gentleman tell the House how much postwar Russian equipment is involved?
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Amendment of Rate of Excise Duty on Private Motor Cars.) 14 Jun 1951

    I agree with one thing the Chancellor said, and that is that nearly all the arguments which can be advanced in favour of this Clause are already well known to the Committee. I have one suggestion which might help him to accept the substance of the new Clause. The Chancellor told the Committee that he cannot afford the loss of the £6 million Revenue, quite apart from anything else. Let the...

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Former MP for East Surrey

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 5 October 1951 — General election

Also represented Surrey Eastern

Future MPs in this constituency

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