Mr William Blyton

Former MP for Houghton-le-Spring

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 — Common Market 18 Jun 1964

    asked the Prime Minister to what extent the actions of the Foreign Secretary and the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development with regard to the Common Market are subject to co-ordination by official machinery.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Common Market 18 Jun 1964

    Is the Prime Minister aware that the last official statement of policy was made by the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development? Have pronouncements on Common Market policy been transferred from the Foreign Office to the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development? Is the right hon. Gentle man aware that we were told yesterday that he had said the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — European Economic Community 12 May 1964

    Is the Prime Minister aware that we are quite pleased with the Answer that he gave—that he does not want to meet President de Gaulle? Would he further state that he will make this an issue at the next election so that we know where the Conservative Party stands if, unfortunately, it is returned to power?

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Former MP for Houghton-le-Spring

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

Left the House of Commons on 25 September 1964 — General election

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