Mr Harold Boardman

Former MP for Leigh

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

  • Orders of the Day — Opencast Mining (Atherton) 14 Mar 1978

    The subject that we are about to discuss concerns the National Coal Board's proposals for the working of an opencast site at Atherton, in Greater Manchester. Before discussing this matter, I should mention that I have received a note from my hon. Friend the Member for Farnworth (Mr. Roper), whose constituency is adjacent to mine, saying that he wishes to be associated with what I have to say...
  • Orders of the Day — Opencast Mining (Atherton) 14 Mar 1978

    I am glad to have my hon. Friend's intervention. That is precisely the point I am making, precisely why I say that this is more than a petty point made into headlines criticising my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State. I criticise my right hon. Friend for different reasons. This situation is probably not his fault, but it ought to be changed. I believe that his decision in this case has...
  • Orders of the Day — POLICYHOLDERS PROTECTION BILL [Lords] 18 Jul 1975

    The surprising thing about the Bill is that it was ever presented. It comes odd from a Government who pride themselves on their willingness for consultation. No one can complain that there has not been consultation on this matter. There have been consultations with the insurance companies and with the several trade unions involved, but all this has come to nothing because they have told the...

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Former MP for Leigh

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

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

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