Captain William Benn

Former MP for Manchester, Gorton

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 — Military Service.: India (Political Situation). 23 May 1940

    asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can indicate the attitude of His Majesty's present Government towards the problems facing them in India?
  • Business of the House. 18 Apr 1940

    Will the Prime Minister consider issuing as a White Paper the Norwegian Government's statement relating to the invasion of Norway?
  • Government of India Act, 1935 (Proclamations Under Section 93). 18 Apr 1940

    I do not know that I have much to complain of in the tone of the right hon. Gentleman's speech, but one thing that he did not tell us, that he did not even mention, and certainly did not impress on us, was the immense importance for the House of the Motions that we are passing to-day. We are now assuming, possibly for 12 months unless the Orders are revoked, the responsibility for the...

More of Captain William Benn’s recent appearances


Former MP for Manchester, Gorton

Entered the House of Commons on 12 January 1906 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 January 1942 — unknown

Also represented Aberdeen North; Leith; Tower Hamlets St George

Future MPs in this constituency

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