Mr Joseph Hale

Former MP for Rochdale

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

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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.

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Cotton Trade, Lancashire (Japanese Peace Treaty) 26 Jul 1951

    Would my right hon. and learned Friend assure us that no time will be lost by the Government in opening negotiations with the Japanese Government for a commercial treaty as well as the Treaty of Peace which we discussed in the House yesterday?
  • Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs 25 Jul 1951

    My hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mr. Baird) apologised to the Committee for having intervened in a foreign affairs debate after being only six years in the House. Almost in the same breath he said that he was not an expert on the subject. That is something for which I feel he has no need to apologise, because I know of no expert yet who has accurately forecast the...
  • Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs 25 Jul 1951

    I am glad that the hon. Member for Bury and Radcliffe (Mr. W. Fletcher) has reminded me of that, because it brings home the impossibility of defining what are unfair trading conditions.

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Former MP for Rochdale

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

Left the House of Commons on 5 October 1951 — General election

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