Major Sir Derrick Gunston

Former MP for Thornbury

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

  • Infantry (Pay and Precedence) 6 Jun 1945

    We now descend from the air to more pedestrian matters, and I make no apology for raising the question of the precedence and pay of the Infantry, the pay of the Fighting Services. I would like to thank the Secretary of State for War for having come down to-night. I take his presence here as a tribute to the great part the Infantry has played in the war. May I, on our side, say that we...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — India: Electoral Law Reform (Report) 12 Apr 1945

    Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, unless we have legislation, there is a danger of the coming election being fought on the old system, which may make it difficult for men without the backing of big funds to stand for Parliament?
  • Orders of the Day — Requisitioned Land and War Works Bill 12 Apr 1945

    I think the hon. Member is right in suggesting that the Chancellor has really made a very little concession because he is going into it again. He has had to give way to a certain extent because the Committee is unanimous. If we can adopt the suggestion of my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon, South (Sir H. Williams), and have the matter discussed again while we are in Committee, that will...

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Former MP for Thornbury

Entered the House of Commons on 29 October 1924 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 15 June 1945 — General election

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