Mrs Patricia McLaughlin

Former MP for Belfast West

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

  • Flammable Materials 4 Mar 1964

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the sale and manufacture of flammable materials for certain purposes. My proposed Bill is very important and would make provision for the greater safety of women and children throughout the country. The short title would be "Flammable Materials" and the Long Title would be: Bill to Prohibit the sale and manufacture of flammable...
  • Flammable Materials 4 Mar 1964

    The Bill would seek to prohibit the manufacture and sale of certain materials and garments after a specified period and would also make provision for the marking or labelling of garments which are already dangerous. The Bill would be very short. It follows on the Home Secretary's statement yesterday that he intends to introduce regulations to prohibit the sale of children's nightwear which...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Nightdresses (Non-flammable Materials) 16 Jan 1964

    Is my right hon. Friend aware of the length of time it took the British Standards Institution to decide upon a standard for inflammable materials? Will he give an assurance that this matter will not be treated in such a dilatory fashion, and agree that it must be dealt with very quickly indeed? May I also thank him for what he has said this afternoon?

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Former MP for Belfast West

Entered the House of Commons on 26 May 1955 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 25 September 1964 — General election

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