Sir Harry Newton

Former MP for Harwich

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade Boards. 1 Jun 1921

    30. asked the Minister of Labour whether he has received a letter, dated 26th May, from the Incorporated Association of Retail Distributors requesting him to secure a reconsideration of the minimum rates of wages provisionally fixed by the Grocery and Provision Trade Board; and whether, in view of the fact that the rates recently forwarded for his confirmation were fixed when the cost of...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade Boards. 1 Jun 1921

    Will the right hon. Gentleman consult with the employers, who have to pay whatever increased rate of wages may be fixed, before deciding?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service Appointments. 14 Jul 1919

    92. asked the Secretary to the Treasury how many appointments to higher posts in old and new Departments of the Civil Service have been made since the Armistice; and how many have been filled by men who have served in the Navy, Army, or Air Force?

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