Mr Edward Smith

Former MP for Ashford

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

  • Orders of the Day — Gift Parcels (Postmark) 21 Oct 1949

    Can the right hon. Lady say whether letters going to Soviet Russia were also stamped?
  • Orders of the Day — Gift Parcels (Postmark) 21 Oct 1949

    I think that the House generally must be satisfied with what the right hon. Lady has said. I personally have seen something of this gift contribution in my own village, and there is not the slightest doubt about the extreme gratitude of the recipients of these gifts. I think it should go out from this House that there is that tremendous gratitude. At the same time, however, it is perfectly...
  • Television (Scotland) 30 Jul 1949

    Did my hon. and gallant Friend say that the Lord Chamberlain controlled the taste in films?

More of Mr Edward Smith’s recent appearances


Former MP for Ashford

Entered the House of Commons on 10 February 1943 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 3 February 1950 — General election

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