Mr Benjamin Ford

Former MP for Bradford North

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Water Authority Chairmen 27 Apr 1983

    asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the salaries and conditions of water authority chairmen in England.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Water Authority Chairmen 27 Apr 1983

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for that answer. Does he recall that in his reply of 15 April he stated that the notional full-time pay of the chairman of the Yorkshire water authority was more than £29,000 pensionable income, plus perks? Is he aware that that is comparable with the salary offered to the new chief constable of west Yorkshire, whose duties are far more onerous? How does he...
  • Unemployment (Yorkshire and Humberside) 22 Feb 1983

    A British Prime Minister once said that in order to produce a solution one should understand the problem. The Minister has not demonstrated to the people of Yorkshire that he understands the problem. As is natural, I intend to speak about the area that I represent, but I wish to make it plain that I do so in a regional context, and that I and my Bradford colleagues are ready to help any of...

More of Mr Benjamin Ford’s recent appearances


Former MP for Bradford North

Entered the House of Commons on 15 October 1964 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

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