Sir Hubert Ashton

Former MP for Chelmsford

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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.

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Local Government (Pecuniary Interests) Bill: Clause 1. — (Pecuniary Interests of Members.) 24 Jul 1964

    I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment. Perhaps I should explain very briefly the sense of the Amendments to my Bill which were made in another place. The object of the of the Bill, as hon. Members will know, is to make it clear on the face of the Statute that pecuniary interests which are remote or insignificant are not covered by Sections 76 and 123...
  • Orders of the Day — Local Government (Pecuniary Interests) Bill 26 Jun 1964

    I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. I think we are all agreed that this is a relatively modest but nevertheless important Bill, which has three important aims. The first is to clarify, for people working in local government, the effect on them of some legal provisions which are of many years' standing and which, by general consent, embody an important principle. The...
  • Orders of the Day — Local Government (Pecuniary Interests) Bill 13 Mar 1964

    I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. The fact that this Bill is coming up on Friday, 13th March, and that I have emerged this morning from hospital after treatment for an ulcer on my left eye—the sinister eye—has, I trust, no superstitious significance. The Bill seeks to amend certain provisions of the Local Government Act, 1933, and the similar provisions in the...

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Former MP for Chelmsford

Entered the House of Commons on 23 February 1950 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 25 September 1964 — General election

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