Mr Robert Bean

Former MP for Rochester and Chatham

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

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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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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

  • X-Ray Services (Hereford and Worcester): Energy Policy 19 Mar 1979

    We must deal first with the deficiency of 2 million to 2½ million barrels of oil a day as a result of the situation in Iran. We can make a positive and immediate contribution to meet that deficiency through our coal policy.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam 19 Mar 1979

    Mr. R. E. Bean (Rochester and Chatham) indicated assent.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam 19 Mar 1979

    I followed the contribution of the hon. Member for Worthing (Mr. Higgins) with a great deal of interest. I was nodding because I was anticipating my cue to come in on my particular grouse—the effects of public expenditure cuts over the years on the construction industry. For the first time the White Paper contains a reference to the construction industry. The House should appreciate that...

More of Mr Robert Bean’s recent appearances


Former MP for Rochester and Chatham

Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 7 April 1979 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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