Commander Harry Pursey

Former MP for Kingston upon Hull East

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

  • Orders of the Day — YORKSHIRE DERWENT WATER BILL (By Order) 10 Mar 1970

    Does not the Kingston upon Hull Corporation already own the land and already have authority to build a reservoir? What is the argument against the reservoir? It is water over the ruddy dam. The Bill sets out to extend the area of the reservoir which the Hull Corporation already has authority to build.
  • Orders of the Day — Humber Harbour Reorganisation Scheme 13 Feb 1968

    I beg to move, That the Petitions of General Objection of: (1) the Humber Conservancy Board, and(2) the Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom against the Order be not referred to a Joint Committee. In moving this Motion, I am supported by my two Parliamentary colleagues, the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, West (Mr. James Johnson) and the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, North (Mr....
  • Orders of the Day — Humber Harbour Reorganisation Scheme 13 Feb 1968

    I shall forthwith state my qualifications in view of what I have to say. I served in the Royal Navy for 30 years and have a Board of Trade Master's Certificate. I have been the M.P. for Kingston upon Hull, East for 22 years, with the main docks of Britain's third port in my constituency, and I am well acquainted with the administration of both the docks and the river. I also served on the...

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Former MP for Kingston upon Hull East

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

Left the House of Commons on 29 April 1970 — General election

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