Colonel William Nicholson

Former MP for Petersfield

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 — Transport.: His Majesty's Silver Jubilee. 28 Mar 1935

    The hon. Member may rest assured that not only the Chairman of the Committee of Selection but also the chairmen of the different Private Bill committees are always prepared to study the convenience of those who attend these committees.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Foot-and-Mouth Disease. 5 Nov 1934

    33. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether in any of the recent outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease, the cause or source of infection has been ascertained; and whether any of the cattle first affected in any of the outbreaks have been imported into this country?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Fruit-Pulp (Import Duty). 7 Jun 1934

    32. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that an application for a specific duty in preference to an ad valorem duty on imported fruit-pulp was made to and approved by the Import Duties Advisory Board in June, 1933, but up to the present has not become operative; whether he is aware of the low price at which imported fruit-pulp is being offered for 1934; and whether, in view...

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