Mr Dennis Hobden

Former MP for Brighton, Kemptown

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

  • BRIGHTON CORPORATION BILL (By Order) 23 Feb 1970

    The House will recall that on a previous occasion the Bill was defeated by a small majority. We make no apology for bringing it back one year later, although some critics have taken our action as being some sort of slight against a time limit, as though we in this House never discuss the same issue twice. It is the people of Brighton who have the right to feel indignant about the previous...
  • Orders of the Day — Brighton Taxi Driver (Conviction) 9 Feb 1970

    I want this evening to raise a problem affecting one of my constituents, a Mr. Brown, who is employed in Brighton by the local taxi company. This debate arises from an unfortunate event in Brighton station at 9 p.m. on the night of 7th January, 1969, when Mr. Brown and a colleague, a Mr. Tasker, were sitting in their taxis on the forecourt of Brighton Stat ion—
  • Orders of the Day — Brighton Taxi Driver (Conviction) 9 Feb 1970

    Mr. Brown and his colleague, a Mr. Tasker, were sitting in their taxis on the forecourt of Brighton Station, which is used as a taxi rank. Suddenly the attention of these two men was attracted by loud screams and cries for help. On looking round, they saw a man in civilian clothes pulling and dragging a 14-year-old boy. Mr. Brown has said that he could see that the boy was in pain. He could...

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Former MP for Brighton, Kemptown

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

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

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