Mr John Whitfield

Former MP for Dewsbury

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

  • Business of the House 5 Mar 1987

    Does my right hon. Friend share my increasing concern at the tendency of Left-wing local authorities to rename famous landmarks and streets in English towns and cities that are under their control after African terrorists? The latest example of this civic-sponsored graffiti is to be found at the town hall in Dewsbury, which the Kirklees metropolitan district council decided last week to...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 12 Feb 1987

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that the revelations recently made by Mr. Ian Curteis on the reason why the BBC banned the production of his Falklands play are yet another example of the treasonable inclinations of those who—
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 12 Feb 1987

    —manage the security aspects of the BBC? Does she further agree, therefore, that it is essential that the BBC board of governors, which is meeting today to draw up a shortlist of candidates for the director generalship, should choose as candidates only those who have the independence and the Herculean qualities to enable the Augean stables at the BBC to be cleaned up, and finally—

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Former MP for Dewsbury

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 18 May 1987 — General election

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