Hon. Edward Carson

Former MP for Isle of Thanet

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Sunday Observance Bill 30 Jan 1953

    May I say how glad we all are to see the hon. Gentleman the Member for Dagenham (Mr. Parker) back in the House in time to move the Second Reading of his Bill? I do not know how he feels after influenza, but I do not suppose that he feels any better than I did, and he has done a good job in making his speech directly after an attack from which, I understand, he only got out of bed this...
  • Orders of the Day — Sunday Observance Bill 30 Jan 1953

    I am saying that there is compulsion at present partly because, by closing everything else, we are trying to force people into church and, of course, it does not work. That is the object. What other objects are there?
  • Orders of the Day — Sunday Observance Bill 30 Jan 1953

    They see that at the moment and we cannot organise parents. I do not like what I have read about the Victorian Sunday and I do not believe that a child should be paraded for church. My mother adopted a rule which I adopt for my children and which I find successful. I say at breakfast time, "Does anyone want to go to church?" My children do not feel that they are being pushed into church, they...

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Former MP for Isle of Thanet

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

Left the House of Commons on 14 February 1953 — unknown

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