Mr William Rees-Davies

Former MP for Thanet West

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 — Police and Criminal Evidence Bill: New Clause 2 3 May 1983

    It is clear that there has been a large increase in crime. In Kent, we have been anxious during the last year about the crime rise, particularly in serious offences such as robbery and burglary. The new clause gives a power which has never existed—the power for a justice of the peace to authorise entry to search in respect of a serious offence. This has not been stressed in the debate....
  • Orders of the Day — Police and Criminal Evidence Bill: New Clause 2 3 May 1983

    Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
  • Citizens Advice Bureaux 27 Apr 1983

    I congratulate the Minister on arriving at an agreed review, but will that review be able to consider whether there is any party political bias in any of these bureaux and be able to make recommendations accordingly? In the citizens advice bureaux that I have been conversant with over many years, there never has been any party political bias, and there is no reason why there should be. Will...

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Former MP for Thanet West

Entered the House of Commons on 12 March 1953 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election

Also represented Isle of Thanet

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