Mr Ernest Popplewell

Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne West

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade: British Railways (Pay Claim) 17 Feb 1966

    Is the Prime Minister aware that the allegation made about the statement of Mr. Sydney Greene is a gross distortion and the worst possible example of Press misreporting, and would it be my right hon. Friend's opinion that this type of grossly distorted reporting would be a suitable matter to refer to the Press Council for investigation?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Railways: Transport Services (Co-ordination) 26 Jan 1966

    Would my hon. Friend convey to the Minister that we on this side of the House look to her to stop proposed closures pending the establishment of an integrated transport system? We on this side of the House believe That the amount saved by closures compared with the gross revenue of the Railways Board is infinitesimal. In view of the desirability to maintain the general well-being of the...
  • Orders of the Day — London Transport (Select Committees' Reports) 9 Dec 1965

    I beg to move, to leave out from "That" to the end of the Question and to add instead thereof: this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries in the last Session of Parliament and of the Second Special Report from the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries relating to London Transport. I speak as Chairman of the Select Committee on Nationalised...

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Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne West

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

Left the House of Commons on 10 March 1966 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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