Mr Joseph Slater

Former MP for Sedgefield

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

  • Clause 1: Requirement of Equal Treatment for Men and Women in Same Employment 22 Apr 1970

    The hon. Gentleman cannot have been taking notice of what my hon. Friend said in moving the Amendment. The Opposition are getting nearly everything for which they asked in Committee.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Housing 17 Mar 1970

    On a point of order. During my 20 years as a Member of this House, I have never known so much latitude granted to a Leader of the Opposition—[HON. MEMBERS: "Oh."]—in asking a question and being given permission by the Chair to do so at such length. Is it not time that this was stopped?
  • Orders of the Day — Post Office Bill: The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications 22 Jul 1969

    I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment. This is a drafting Amendment arising out of Clause 2(3). The House of Commons Disqualification Act, 1957, contains a provision for the reprinting of that Act as amended from time to time by any other Act. As Clause 2(3)(a) does not make any verbal Amendment of the text of the 1957 Act, it would not, on its own,...

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Former MP for Sedgefield

Entered the House of Commons on 23 February 1950 — General election

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

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.