Mr Ernest Thornton

Former MP for Farnworth

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Cotton and Allied Textiles (Report) 22 Jul 1969

    Is my right hon. Friend aware that his announcement of the substitution of tariffs for quotas will be generally if not universally acclaimed in the industry? To what extent do his proposals fit in with the discussions which I presume he and his Department have had with the employer and trade union organisations in the industry?
  • Textile Industry (Structure) 30 Jun 1969

    Is it my right hon. Friend's intention fully to use the resources of the I.R.C. in the necessary restructuring of the industry and in securing a better structural balance within the larger firms in the industry?
  • Orders of the Day — Redundancy Rebates Bill 30 Jan 1969

    With all the criticism so far levelled at this Measure, the House is tending to lose sight of the fact that this redundancy payments scheme is one of the most efficient economic reforms passed by this House in many years. The recent announcement that during 1968 we had, for the first time for many years, a rise in productivity and an improved balance of trade is, to a substantial extent,...

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Former MP for Farnworth

Entered the House of Commons on 27 November 1952 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 29 April 1970 — General election

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