Mr John Withers

Former MP for Cambridge University

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

  • Anglo-Italian Agreement. 2 Nov 1938

    The Spanish Government would have belligerent rights as well, and of course, they would be able to exercise them just the same as General Franco.
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. 15 Jul 1938

    I congratulate the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the practical completion of the Finance Bill, and I hope that he will excuse me if I repeat what I said on a previous occasion, that I hoped, in future years, some effort will be made to simplify the Budget and the Finance Bill. They are almost unintelligible. For instance, in Clause 41 there are three pages devoted to an explanation of...
  • Orders of the Day — Anglo-Turkish (Armaments Credit) Agreement Bill. 4 Jul 1938

    Hear, hear——

More of Mr John Withers’s recent appearances

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