Mr Niall MacDermot

Former MP for Derby North

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

  • Road Traffic (Disqualification) Bill: Driving while Disqualified to Involve Discretionary Disqualification Only 10 Apr 1970

    I am glad to respond to the invitation of the right hon. and learned Member for Epsom (Sir P. Rawlinson). It gives me an opportunity to say a word or two on the Bill which, I hope out of a sense of modesty, I had not otherwise intended to do, partly also in case anyone interested in later Bills on the Order Paper should mistake my motives. The purpose of the Bill, and the substantive part of...
  • Trees Bill: Modification of Restriction on Power to Make Tree Preservation Orders 10 Apr 1970

    I wonder whether I might return the compliment by asking whoever is to speak on behalf of the Bill to explain a point in relation to Clause 1. As I understood from the explanation of the Bill which was given on the Motion for leave to introduce the Bill, the purpose of the Bill is to fill a gap. The gap is that where there is in force a forestry dedication covenant and the covenantor dies,...
  • Freedom of Publication (Protection) Bill 10 Apr 1970

    I agree with my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General that this Bill is too riddled with defects for it to be right for the House to give it a Second Reading. I wish to speak shortly, in view of my right hon. and learned Friend's remarks on Clause 8. I agree with everything which the right hon. and learned Member for Epsom (Sir P. Rawlinson) said about this Clause, both as to...

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Former MP for Derby North

Entered the House of Commons on 14 February 1957 — unknown

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

Also represented Lewisham North

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