Mr John Ovenden

Former MP for Gravesend

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 — Civil Service: Pay 26 Mar 1979

    asked the Minister for the Civil Service when he plans next to meet representatives of the Civil Service trade unions.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Pay 26 Mar 1979

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that the offer made to civil servants today was totally unrealistic in the light of other settlements made in the public and private sectors? Does he further agree that the offer that further phasing must wait until next year is inconsistent with the Government's commitment to pay research and with the statements which his right hon. Friends, including the...
  • Prevention of Terrorism Debate (MR. Speaker's Ruling) 21 Mar 1979

    I welcome any steps for the review of these orders, but does the Home Secretary accept that he has implied that the Government intend to keep this Act on the statute book as long-term legislation and that that is why he is talking about a three-year period?

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Former MP for Gravesend

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

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