Mr Maurice Orbach

Former MP for Stockport South

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

  • National Health Service (Industrial Dispute) 1 Feb 1979

    Is my right hon. Friend aware that although he said that Westminster hospital was one of those that had closed, as did The Daily Telegraph this morning, I have just returned from Westminster hospital in the last quarter of an hour? I had a full examination which began at two o'clock. [HON. MEMBERS: "By volunteers."] Not by volunteers. I was seen by consultants and nurses and was looked after...
  • Orders of the Day — Dividends Bill 27 Jul 1978

    I have spoken seldom in the House in the last few months because I do not propose to stand at the next General Election. I have been attending a retirement party which was given downstairs, and I came here to listen to the end of this debate. I have listened most carefully to the two lectures delivered by the hon. Members for Cirencester and Tewkesbury (Mr. Ridley) and for the City of London...
  • Orders of the Day — Dividends Bill 27 Jul 1978

    Really! Neither here nor anywhere else am I in the habit of answering hypothetical questions. That suggestion is a lot of rubbish. I have an income of over £1,500 a year in dividends, but I do not depend upon that because it is cut away by the taxes that are levied on it. The hon. and learned Gentleman is perfectly well aware of that. The poor nurse whom he mentions could never receive...

More of Mr Maurice Orbach’s recent appearances


Former MP for Stockport South

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

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

Also represented Willesden East

Future MPs in this constituency

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