Mr John Bowis

Former MP for Battersea

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

  • Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill [Lords]: Waste Reception Facilities at Harbours 17 Mar 1997

    On the last point, I can confirm that progress has been made. We have reached the stage where that will occur. On that happy note, I can pass on to the amendment. We have no difficulty with the aims of the hon. Member for Hampstead and Highgate (Ms Jackson). Harbour authorities in the United Kingdom have for many years been required to ensure the provision of adequate reception facilities...
  • Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill [Lords]: Assistance for Training 17 Mar 1997

    I am grateful to the hon. Members who have spoken in the debate. In moving the new clause, the hon. Member for Hampstead and Highgate (Ms Jackson) talked about this country's great maritime traditions, and she was right. Those traditions have been based on a quality of seamanship that has been the envy of the world, and many of those qualities have been the result of the training given to our...
  • Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill [Lords]: Appointment by Secretary of State of Advisors on Marine Salvage, & C. 17 Mar 1997

    I am grateful to the four hon. Members who have spoken. The hon. Member for Pembroke (Mr. Ainger) introduced the debate on new clause 4, and the hon. Member for Truro (Mr. Taylor) spoke to new clause 5. At the outset, I must say that both new clauses are unnecessary. New clause 4 seeks to give the Secretary of State powers that he already has, although it does not use, as the hon. Member for...

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Former MP for Battersea

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election

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