Mr Geoffrey Hirst

Former MP for Shipley

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

  • Wool Textile Industry (Levies) 4 Mar 1970

    I yield second place to no one in my admiration of the diligence of the hon. Member for Crosby (Mr. Graham Page). No subject requires the attention of a Select Committee more than that of Statutory Instruments. Tonight, however, the hon. Gentleman seems to overlook a fundamental consideration, namely, what the industry wants. This is a consideration which should weigh with the House. There...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government and Regional Planning: Questions to the Prime Minister 16 Dec 1969

    On a point of order, further to the same matter. The problem here involves the protection of back benchers and does not involve any questioning of your personal Ruling, Mr. Speaker. How far is this to be allowed to go? If, as in the case here, the first Question was not answered at all, although I am not accusing the Prime Minister in this case, this could be a way of avoiding an answer in...
  • New Clause 31: Liability of Charitable Donations to Duty 16 Jul 1969

    I have great respect for the Financial Secretary and I know that he is trying to help the House, but I believe that the Society will suffer. If the burden of proof is so plain and the society could not point to the fact that there is a rule to get it out of difficulty, technically whether it is pursued or not begs the question and according to the letter the proportion which the society gets...

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Former MP for Shipley

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

Left the House of Commons on 29 April 1970 — General election

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