Miss Irene Ward

Former MP for Tynemouth

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences 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

  • Business of the House 7 Feb 1974

    So that I shall not disappoint my right hon. Friend, may I ask him to tell me, since he recently stated that the order on the Kielder Dam will be laid next week, when Parliament will not now be sitting, what will happen about that order? In the interests of providing water for my part of the world, I should like to know what is the situation.
  • Speech Therapy Services 4 Feb 1974

    I have had a lot of experience, over many years, with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and supplementary medicines groups. I would prefer to hear from those bodies about their views on the report rather than necessarily hear from the Opposition. Will my right hon. Friend accept—[An HON. MEMBER: "No."] Of course he will accept my feeling that when he puts up a light with the...
  • Speech Therapy Services 4 Feb 1974

    Mr. Speaker, may I just say to you that as for years I have represented in Parliament the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. [An HON. MEMBER: "The hon. Lady has not."] Indeed, I have.

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Former MP for Tynemouth

Entered the House of Commons on 27 October 1931 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Wallsend

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