Mr Eric Moonman

Former MP for Basildon

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 — Employment: Closed Shop 27 Mar 1979

    Rather than condemn the group of workers concerned, will my right hon. Friend agree that there are serious problems affecting those who work on a casual basis in the newspaper industry Would he refer to the latest developments at The Times? Is he prepared to make any statement? One of the elements in that dispute is the casual worker. My right hon. Friend has played a great part in trying to...
  • Mental Health Act 1959 (Review) 22 Feb 1979

    The hon. Gentleman is vice-chairman of the all-party committee and I am sure that he will agree that I committed an error by omitting to pay a tribute to the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, which has been a great support to us over the years. It would be a pity if we did not put that fact on the record.
  • Mental Health Act 1959 (Review) 22 Feb 1979

    Will my right hon. Friend give way?

More of Mr Eric Moonman’s recent appearances


Former MP for Basildon

Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 7 April 1979 — General election

Also represented Billericay

Future MPs in this constituency

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