Mr Ben Turner

Former MP for Batley and Morley

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

  • Orders of the Day — National Economy Bill. 29 Sep 1931

    I want to bring the discussion upon the Economy Bill back to the Bill itself—to the brutality of the Bill. We have discussed very high sounding theories, and hon. Members have put forward criticisms about past Governments, but I want solely to deal with the alleged Economy Bill that is now before the House of Commons and to declare most frankly that it is a costly Economy Bill. There is no...
  • Orders of the Day — National Economy Bill. 29 Sep 1931

    Gandhi did not do it. Ours is woollen cloth, not cotton. That is what has happened. Wt have had the cuts already, and we have halftime employment, and we are going to have still more cuts in regard to unemployment benefit. I plead as a Christian father that this crime should not be committed against our working poor, who are the best working folk in the world. Wage cuts, unemployment...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations.: Expenditure. 23 Sep 1931

    Is it the opinion of the hon. and gallant Gentleman that the expenditure in connection with the League of Nations is the best safeguard for peace and for getting peace machinery?

More of Mr Ben Turner’s recent appearances


Former MP for Batley and Morley

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

Left the House of Commons on 7 October 1931 — General election

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