Mr Richard Needham

Former MP for North Wiltshire

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Prevention of Terrorism 5 Mar 1997

    I shall try to assist you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am encouraged in some way that three more hon. Members are present for this, my last speech in the House, than there were for my maiden speech 18 years ago. On the other hand, perhaps that is one of the reasons why I have decided to leave. This is the first debate on security in Northern Ireland in which I have participated, although I was...
  • Prevention of Terrorism 5 Mar 1997

    I have many views on that subject, but the hon. Gentleman will have to wait for the publication of my book to discover them. I understand the Unionist opposition to political moves, but in the face of that opposition and problems with Sinn Fein in the council chamber, partnership and power sharing in Northern Ireland councils had increased from five to 17 councils by the early 1990s. The...
  • Prevention of Terrorism 5 Mar 1997

    They were background points, Madam Deputy Speaker. My point is that, because we achieved those changes together, we were able to bring the men of violence towards our debate and away from their agenda of trying to secure change by revolutionary means. We discussed jobs and opportunities for Northern Ireland's long-term future. The situation has not changed altogether, even after the traumas...

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Former MP for North Wiltshire

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election

Also represented Chippenham

Future MPs in this constituency

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