Mr David Williams

Former MP for Swansea East

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.: Shipping Industry (Assistance). 2 Jul 1935

    1. asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the amount of the shipping subsidy paid out to date, giving the names of the shipowners, the port of destination, and the amounts in each case?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Government Contracts (Overtime). 27 Jun 1935

    41. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that, in a recent request from the War Office for tenders for a contract, a slip was attached expressing the desire of the Department that ordinary time only and not overtime should be worked in the execution of the contract, and that any increase in labour necessitated by the contract should be met by the employment of...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Welders' Dispute, Barrow-in-Furness. 28 Mar 1934

    37. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that soldiers were supplied as semi-skilled welders during a dispute between Messrs. Tickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, and their skilled welders; and whether it is the policy of the War Office to supply soldiers as workmen during a dispute?

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Former MP for Swansea East

Entered the House of Commons on 15 November 1922 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 26 January 1940 — unknown

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