Mr Ernest Armstrong

Former MP for North West Durham

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

  • Roads and Pavements (Maintenance) 13 May 1987

    I thank the Minister for his kind remarks. It has been a great privilege and honour to serve the House. I have been particularly fortunate in having been a Minister and then a Deputy Speaker. As Deputy Speaker, I have enjoyed my service in the House. I have listened to a great number of speeches to which I would not otherwise have listened. It has been interesting. It is a great honour to sit...
  • Consumer Protection Bill [Lords]: Suspension Notices 13 May 1987

    With this we may take the following amendments: No. 35 in clause 34, page 30, line 8, leave out `and'. No. 36, in page 30, line 10, at end insert `; and(c) it is shown that the officer did not have reasonable grounds for exercising the power'.
  • Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill: Liability for Personal Community Charge 13 May 1987

    The hon. Member for East Lothian (Mr. Home Robertson) must withdraw that remark immediately.

More of Mr Ernest Armstrong’s recent appearances


Former MP for North West Durham

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

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.