Mr Benjamin Riley

Former MP for Dewsbury

There are currently votes on relevant topics that are not included in the summaries below. We are working on bringing these records up to date over the next few months.

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 — Uganda: Trade Union Officials (Detention) 14 Mar 1945

    asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information regarding the arrest of the president, secretary and members of the Motor Drivers' Trade Union in Uganda.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Yugoslavia: U.N.R.R.A. Supplies 7 Mar 1945

    asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the U.N.R.R.A. organisation is now working smoothly in Yugoslavia; and whether substantial supplies of goods are now being distributed to the civil population.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Yugoslavia: Provisional Government 7 Mar 1945

    asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the composition of the Provisional Yugoslav Government has now been completed; whether the Government contains representatives of all the main political parties in Yugoslavia; and whether he will indicate the parties which the respective members of the Provisional Government represent, and the names of the ministers.

More of Mr Benjamin Riley’s recent appearances


Former MP for Dewsbury

Entered the House of Commons on 15 November 1922 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 15 June 1945 — General election

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