Mr William McKeag

Former MP for City of Durham

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 — Coal Industry.: Durham. 24 Oct 1935

    65. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is in a position to make any statement as to the possibility of reopening the Hetton, Lyons, and Hazard collieries in the county of Durham?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Wages. 24 Oct 1935

    66. asked the Secretary for Mines whether in the event of the mineowners refusing voluntarily to meet the representatives of the Miners' Federation, any machinery exists which could be utilised for compelling the owners to meet the men's representatives; and, if so, whether it is proposed to invoke such machinery?
  • Orders of the Day — ASSURANCE COMPANIES (WINDING UP) BILL [Lords]. 25 Jul 1935

    It has been my painful lot to have to deal with a number of cases of distressing hardship at the liquidation of certain of the companies which have been mentioned by the right hon. Gentleman to-night. While, with certain reservations, I welcome the Bill, I share the apprehensions of my hon. Friend the Member for East Birkenhead (Mr. White) as to whether it will accomplish the object that we...

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