Mr Evelyn Walkden

Former MP for Doncaster

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

  • Orders of the Day — JUSTICES OF THE PEACE BILL [Lords] 28 Nov 1949

    It is tempting to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Taunton (Mr. Collins) in many of the matters he has raised, some of which I had wished myself to raise, but I am inclined to follow the good example set by one or two other speakers who have referred only to one subject. I liked the point raised by the hon. Member for Stoke Newington (Mr. Weitzman) and I think that up to now he is the...
  • Orders of the Day — JUSTICES OF THE PEACE BILL [Lords] 28 Nov 1949

    I am glad to have that assurance, because I did myself lead a deputation to the last Government on this very point, when the then Lord Chancellor told us that it had become the practice, although there was no Act of Parliament which laid it down.
  • Orders of the Day — JUSTICES OF THE PEACE BILL [Lords] 28 Nov 1949

    No Act of Parliament amending that has since been passed, but am I right in assuming that the guidance given to advisory committees is that that must not be a disqualification?

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Former MP for Doncaster

Entered the House of Commons on 6 February 1941 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 3 February 1950 — General election

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