Mr Desmond Donnelly

Former MP for Pembrokeshire

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 — Defence Estimate, 1970–71 (Air), Vote A 16 Mar 1970

    I appreciate the difficulties of the hon. Member for Preston, North (Mr. Ronald Atkins). I take it that he is the hon. Gentleman who replaced the right hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Mr. Amery). I appreciate the hon. Gentleman's problems in an election year and I sympathise with his coming oblivion. The right hon. Gentleman in the last Parliament, when he was the hon. Member for Preston,...
  • Orders of the Day — Defence Estimate, 1970–71 (Air), Vote A 16 Mar 1970

    Yes, Sir, and I intend to give some more—double stabs. The hon. Gentleman has delivered an apologia. He dealt with a number of points. He had some words to say about commitments exceeding expenditure. He talked about TSR2, the Harrier and the MRCA and had some words to say on the Phantom. I agree with him about the Phantom. I will have a few words to say about TSR2, the Harrier and the...
  • Orders of the Day — Defence Estimate, 1970–71 (Air), Vote A 16 Mar 1970

    What I am saying is that the people of Preston had a chance to do something remarkable in the history of this country and that it was denied them through no fault of their own. The TSR2 was the first supersonic high- and/ or low-level strike reconnaissance aircraft in the world, and by far the most advanced aircraft. If it had been produced for our own use, other countries, including the...

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Former MP for Pembrokeshire

Entered the House of Commons on 23 February 1950 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 29 April 1970 — General election

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