Mr Ernest Thurtle

Former MP for Shoreditch and Finsbury

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 — Royal Sussex Regiment (Overseas Service) 28 Apr 1952

    asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that an announcement has been made to some 150 men of the S.P. Company of the Royal Sussex Regiment, at present serving in the Middle East, and due to return home in July, that they are to remain at this station for another six months; and if, as this decision applies only to this particular unit, and in consequence has aroused...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence: Leaflet (Peace Pledge Union) 27 Mar 1952

    asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been drawn to a leaflet entitled "Civil Defence," published by the Peace Pledge Union; and as this leaflet is likely to cause a breach of the peace, what steps he proposes to take in respect of it.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence: Leaflet (Peace Pledge Union) 27 Mar 1952

    Is the Home Secretary aware that this leaflet is a shameful pacifist attack to persuade the people of this country that Civil Defence is of no use? May I ask him whether, in view of the security aspect of this matter, he will consider whether it is reasonable that these people, who refuse to take part in the defence of the country themselves, should be allowed to incite other people to do the...

More of Mr Ernest Thurtle’s recent appearances


Former MP for Shoreditch and Finsbury

Entered the House of Commons on 6 December 1923 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 22 August 1954 — Died

Also represented Shoreditch

Future MPs in this constituency

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