Mr William Shelton

Former MP for Streatham

Voting summaries

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This person has not voted on any of the key issues which we keep track of.

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.

11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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