Mr Dick Taverne

Former MP for Lincoln

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 — Finance Bill: Finance Bill 17 Jul 1974

    May I say how much I welcomed the remarks at the end of the speech by the right hon. Member for Carshalton (Mr. Carr). He seemed this afternoon to be drawing back from the brink over which he plunged rather recklessly on two occasions yesterday. There are completely different problems about a Finance Bill when there is a minority Government. Last night I accused the Opposition of behaving...
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Charge of Income Tax for 1974–75 16 Jul 1974

    We are facing an extraordinary situation in which Opposition Members are in a position to carry any amendment which they move. They therefore have power, and they do not exercise responsibility. The position is that under the Finance Bill at this stage it is impossible to increase taxation. All we can do is to lessen the burden of taxation. If hon. Members opposite are serious about talking...
  • Europe 11 Jun 1974

    I shall be as brief as I can. A number of excellent speeches have been made and some of the things I intended to say have already been said better than I could put them by the hon. Members for Ashfield (Mr. Marquand), Inverness (Mr. Johnston) and others. It is interesting to note that, except for the speech made by the Foreign Secretary, I have not heard from the Government benches any...

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