Mr Pierse Loftus

Former MP for Lowestoft

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 — Resettlement (Training Allowances): Fishing Industry (Drifters) 14 Jun 1945

    asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will consult the Herring Industry Board with a view to giving priority in the allocation of drifters built or chartered by the board to skipper-owners, or part owners, whose drifters were lost by enemy action while in service under the Admiralty and who cannot afford to replace these by new vessels at current prices as the compensation paid was based on...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Resettlement (Training Allowances): Fishing Industry (Drifters) 14 Jun 1945

    Is my hon. Friend aware that almost all the skipper-owners have been on active service throughout the war—mine-sweeping—and is he aware of the fact that the compensation for their boats destroyed by enemy action is not a quarter of the cost of a new boat? Will the Minister therefore reconsider the whole question?
  • British Army (Requisitioned Property) 12 Jun 1945

    Do I gather that special priority in release will be given to the small type of house, of under ten or eight rooms, which is so much in demand?

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Former MP for Lowestoft

Entered the House of Commons on 15 February 1934 — unknown

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

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