Mr David Pole

Former MP for Derbyshire Southern

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 — India.: Riots, Chittagong. 5 Oct 1931

    1. asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will state what was the loss to life and property in the riots which occurred at Chittagong, in the first week of September; what was the size of the police and armed and other protective forces in the town at the time; and whether he will inform the House of the special action which was taken by the local authorities to stop the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Army (Indianisation). 5 Oct 1931

    3. asked the Secretary of State for India if he will give information showing how many of the vacancies at Sandhurst filled by competition have, since the inception of the scheme of Indianisation of the Indian Army, been filled by candidates belonging to the enlisted classes?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.: British Troops. 5 Oct 1931

    4. asked the Secretary of State for India what action has been taken by the Government to implement the recommendation made in the Report of the Defence Sub-committee of the Round Table Conference in January last that the question of the reduction of the number of British troops in India to the lowest possible figure should form the subject of an early expert investigation?

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