Mr Howard Button

Former MP for The Wrekin

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 — Housing: Barley (Import Duty). 1 Aug 1923

    (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware of the great dissatisfaction amongst agriculturists at the delay in the introduction of the promised duty on imported barley, particularly in view of the approaching crop; and if he will state the reasons which compel this duty to be made the subject of a special Act, why it was not possible to include it in the Finance Act...
  • Ral Answers to Questions.: Health and Unemployment Insurance. 17 Apr 1923

    59. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the final Report may be expected of the Committee appointed on the 23rd January, 1922, to consider the relations of health insurance and unemployment insurance and to investigate the possibility of reducing the total cost of administration by modifying the unemployment insurance scheme, and by amalgamating unemployment and health insurance cards,...
  • Ral Answers to Questions.: Health and Unemployment Insurance. 17 Apr 1923

    60. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the relative costs of administration of national health and unemployment insurances per person insured?

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Former MP for The Wrekin

Entered the House of Commons on 15 November 1922 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 16 November 1923 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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