Mr Peter Bessell

Former MP for Bodmin

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

  • Concorde Aircraft (Test Routes) 17 Feb 1970

    Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, although the proposed route passes very close to if not actually over my constituency, I share his view that we should not pass advance judgment on the noise level or any other interference? Will he say whether, under the procedure for compensation, he will ensure that, if necessary, claims will be referred to an impartial authority?
  • Orders of the Day — Motor Industry 11 Feb 1970

    Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that the main reason for the substantial increase in Japanese motor production has been the considerable Government assistance being given to the industry there, which is on a scale unparalleled anywhere in the world?
  • Orders of the Day — Motor Industry 11 Feb 1970

    We have just heard an extremely balanced, informative and invaluable speech from the hon. Member for Coventry, North (Mr. Edelman). I do not think that there is much in the arguments he advanced which any fair minded hon. Member could disagree with. In listening to the speech of the Minister of Technology, I was disappointed in that, while he was able to present a number of interesting...

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.