Sir William Neill

Former MP for Belfast North

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

  • Ireland Bill 11 May 1949

    I thought, Mr. Speaker, that it was very appropriate that Black Rod should enter the Chamber in the midst of an Irish Debate. When you were leading the Members of the Government and the Members of the Opposition into another place one could have wished that you were leading the Members of the Northern Ireland Government, and the Members of the Dail, who had agreed again to become part of the...
  • Ireland Bill 11 May 1949

    I hope that the hon. Member will have an opportunity of speaking after me.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Wages 23 Nov 1948

    asked the Minister of Labour what is the average wage now paid to the British workman as compared to December, 1938.

More of Sir William Neill’s recent appearances


Former MP for Belfast North

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 February 1950 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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