Mr Frank Clarke

Former MP for Dartford

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 — Finance Bill.: Clause 9. — (Customs duty on soya beans.) 18 Jun 1935

    I desire to oppose the Clause because there is a large mill in my division which will be seriously affected by this duty. I understand that at least 100 men will be dispensed with immediately it comes into effect, and, as in this particular case they deal with cargoes of soya beans running into thousands of tons, it is a pretty serious matter from their point of view. If they have to...
  • National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill. 6 Jun 1935

    I rise to make an appeal to the Minister on one point, and that is that an additional Clause should be inserted in the Bill to provide for the insurance of boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 16. I have set down four reasons for this, which, with the permission of the House, I should like to give. The first is that there is at present no organised provision for the medical treatment of...
  • Orders of the Day — Amendment of Law. 17 Apr 1935

    As representing one of the largest working class divisions, I would thank the Chancellor for a wonderful recovery in our part of the country. Three years ago we had an unemployment problem of between 5,000 and 6,000 but, as a result of the policy of the Government, it is down to 2,000. We have had no less than six fresh industries come into the division, in spite of one of the largest...

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Former MP for Dartford

Entered the House of Commons on 27 October 1931 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 July 1938 — Died

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