Mr John Lees-Jones

Former MP for Manchester, Blackley

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Czechoslovakia (British Supplies) 15 Nov 1944

    asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, due to Czechoslovakia coming within the Russian sphere of influence of military affairs, we are precluded from sending to that country all the armaments which we are in a position to send.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Czechoslovakia (British Supplies) 15 Nov 1944

    asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what help has been given to Czechoslovakia in armaments, clothing, and medical supplies during the past six months from this country.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and Grants 6 Jul 1944

    asked the Minister of Pensions if, in connection with the granting of a gratuity to the widow of a naval officer killed whilst on active service, he will take steps to have the words Killed in Action interpreted as directly or indirectly killed in action, so that the widow of an officer who is killed whilst his ship is on convoy duty through a collision with a ship in convoy, due to such ship...

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Former MP for Manchester, Blackley

Entered the House of Commons on 27 October 1931 — General election

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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