Mr Herbert Looker

Former MP for Essex South Eastern

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — "north China Daily News" (Postal Facilities). 9 May 1929

    44. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Nanking Government has banned the "North China Daily News" the use of the Chinese post office; and whether, in view of the conditions under which China is a member of the International Postal Union, he will take immediate steps to make representations to the Chinese Government...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Plant Diseases (Imported Bulbs). 2 May 1929

    Have steps been taken in recent months in regard to the inspection of bulbs to make quite sure that all possible precautions are observed in order to free bulbs in this country from infection by imported bulbs?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — China (British Troops). 2 May 1929

    Is there not in existence in Shanghai a very considerable element of Chinese Communists of subversive tendencies, which renders the position still a matter of great insecurity and makes it inadvisable completely to withdraw these forces at the present time?

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Former MP for Essex South Eastern

Entered the House of Commons on 29 October 1924 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 10 May 1929 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

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