Mr John Duckworth

Former MP for Blackburn

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 — China.: Tariff Matters. 5 Dec 1928

    8. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can make any statement as to the progress of negotiations for recognition of the Nationalist government of China by this country and as to the question of the interim tariff?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Broadcasting.: Regional Stations. 15 Feb 1927

    66. asked the Postmaster-General if he will give the attitude of his Department towards the new regional broadcasting scheme; and whether there is any hostility to this development of alternative programmes on the part of either Government Depart-merits or commercial wireless services?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — China.: Cotton Textiles (Import Surtax). 10 Nov 1926

    7. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can state for the information of merchants exporting cotton textiles to China how many of the provinces have introduced the 2½ per cent. surtax; whether the British Government is advising British importers to submit to it; and what is the policy of the British Government at the present time on the subject of the proposed interim...

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