Mr Eric Varley

Former MP for Chesterfield

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 — Employment: Trade Union Reform 19 Jul 1983

    Is the Secretary of State aware that trade unions need no lessons from him about democracy, and certainly not from the Tory party, which is riddled with privilege and thrives on patronage? Does he realise that no one will take the right hon. Gentleman seriously on political levies unless at some stage he announces to the House of Commons that he will introduce legislation to make it possible...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Labour Statistics 10 May 1983

    Will the Secretary of State confirm that he will be the first Secretary of State since the war under whom the number of people in work has been fewer than when he took office? Secondly, will he confirm that he personally was responsible for advising the Prime Minister to scuttle to a June election because the unemployment figures in September will rise dramatically?
  • Closed Shop 13 Apr 1983

    I do not think that the most charitable hon. Member can say that the Secretary of State has contributed much to good industrial relations in the 25 minutes that he has spent at the Disatch Box. When he calls for orderly debate I immediately think of the years that he spent before 1979 sitting below the Gangway, and of him having graduated to some academy of good parliamentary behaviour. He is...

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Former MP for Chesterfield

Entered the House of Commons on 15 October 1964 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 19 January 1984 — unknown

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