Colonel Sir Smith Child

Former MP for Stone

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 — Ireland.: Passports. 23 Jun 1921

    30. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the state of unrest existing in Ireland, he will consider the desirability of making it obligatory on all persons entering and leaving Ireland to be in possession of passports?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Lnterst on Loans. 18 Feb 1920

    70. asked the Minister of Health whether the amount necessary for payment of interest on loans for housing schemes will have to be raised by the local authority, in the first instance, by means of the rates; and what are the provisions made by the Government for the repayment of such expenditure?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Overhead Rope Railway, Goodwood. 17 Nov 1919

    4. asked the President of the Board of Trade for what purpose it is intended to use the overhead rope railway at Goodwood, in view of the fact that it has now broken down, and that several of the metal trollies are lying rusting on the ground; if he will inform the House how long this railway was actually in use; and what amount of timber, if any, was actually transported by it?

More of Colonel Sir Smith Child’s recent appearances


Former MP for Stone

Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 26 October 1922 — General election

Future MPs in this constituency

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