Mr Jocelyn Simon

Former MP for Middlesbrough West

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

  • Foreign Compensation (MR. Von Preussen) 19 Oct 1961

    The Solicitor-General (Sir Jocelyn Simon) indicated dissent.
  • Foreign Compensation (MR. Von Preussen) 19 Oct 1961

    I shook my head because that is the relevant date under the Order. It is the relevant date, because that was the date of nationalisation.
  • Foreign Compensation (MR. Von Preussen) 19 Oct 1961

    This House is traditionally and rightly solicitous of the acquired rights of any citizen. It is also equally anxious that other people should not be unjustly prejudiced in the claims which they are enabled to put forward with the approbation of this House. From the debate it is clear that there are two issues. One has been principally canvassed, but the other has also been raised. The first...

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Former MP for Middlesbrough West

Entered the House of Commons on 25 October 1951 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 28 February 1962 — unknown

Previous MPs in this constituency

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