Mr Ernest Simon

Former MP for Manchester, Withington

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Poor Law Relief. 6 Oct 1931

    So far as my Department is concerned statistics showing the numbers of persons receiving relief from the public assistance authorities are published quarterly, and at present my right hon. Friend sees no sufficient reason for more frequent publication.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Poor Law Relief. 5 Oct 1931

    As the answer contains a number of figures in tabular form, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFIOIAL REPORT.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Poor Law Relief. 5 Oct 1931

    The number of persons in receipt of domiciliary poor relief, excluding 363 persons in receipt of domiciliary medical relief only, on Saturday, 26th September, 1931, chargeable to the Durham County Council was 48,911. The figures for the corresponding day in 1928 and in 1929 are not available, as the returns received in my Department prior to 1st April, 1930, related to Poor Law union areas,...

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Former MP for Manchester, Withington

Entered the House of Commons on 6 December 1923 — General election

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

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