Mr John Garrett

Former MP for Norwich South

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

  • Meat Hygiene Service (Report) 6 Mar 1997

    Given the increase in E. coli infection foreshadowed by the report, why did the Minister subsequently cut by £2 million the funding for food safety research being carried out by the food research institute in Norwich, which specialised in examining the causes and effects of E. coli poisoning?
  • Opposition Day: National Health Service 24 Feb 1997

  • E. Coli (Pennington Report) 15 Jan 1997

    Why have the Government recently cut £2 million from the budget of the Food Research Institute in Norwich, when that institute was a pioneer in studying the causes and effects of E. coli infection? In retrospect, was that not a mistaken judgment?

More of Mr John Garrett’s recent appearances


Former MP for Norwich South

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

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

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