Mr Arthur Lewis

Former MP for Newham North West

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 — Oral Answers to Questions: Municipal Housing 27 Apr 1983

    We are not talking about a few years' time. The Minister has admitted that in a referendum 75 per cent. of tenants said that they were quite happy with things as they are. How can he fail to take that into consideration? Does that mean that if 75 per cent. of the Cowley workers decided to go back to work he would say, "Take no notice. Remain on strike"?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Water Authority Chairmen 27 Apr 1983

    I thank the Minister for his original reply. If he can give that information, why can he not give the salaries of the chief executives? Information is available on the salaries of all the lower-paid workers in water authorities, so why should not Members of Parliament know the salaries of the chief executives? Will the Minister find out and tell the House or write to me?
  • Orders of the Day — 10TH Allotted Day: East Anglia 19 Apr 1983

    Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I know your problem and difficulty, because we all know that Mr. Speaker has much say in these matters, and that the occupant of the Chair carries out Mr. Speaker's desire. However, I suggest that you have a word with Mr. Speaker and ask him whether he could arrange a way of calling the speakers for the short debates so as to ensure that...

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Former MP for Newham North West

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election

Also represented West Ham North; West Ham Upton

Future MPs in this constituency

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