Major Lyall Wilkes

Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

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 — Trade and Commerce: Utility Clothing and Footwear (Prices) 26 Jul 1951

    Could my right hon. and learned Friend enlighten the House by telling us why it is necessary for rayon clothing prices to go up and up, while Courtauld's rayon profits increased in 1950 over those of 1949 by no less than £94¼ million? Is it not a fact that if the prices are creeping up the profits of manufacturers and retailers are creeping up as well?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Utility Clothing and Footwear (Prices) 26 Jul 1951

    While agreeing, of course, with the necessity for and desirability of maintaining our export trade and, indeed, increasing it, may I ask whether it would not be wise, when requests are made to raise utility prices, to have regard to the profits that are being obtained in other fields?
  • Civil Service (Equal Pay) 20 Jun 1951

    If a thoroughly inflationary situation develops, and there are no correct priorities, is it not a fact that, if there should be any chance in the near future of giving to the public any considerable benefit in the way of increased payments of any kind, the highest priority should be given to the sick and the unemployed, and those who are now waiting with anxiety for the repayment of their...

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Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 5 October 1951 — General election

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