Mr John Smith

Former MP for Cities of London and Westminster

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

  • Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation 15 Apr 1970

    Is that not precisely the method which enabled the Prime Minister to construct the deficit that he said he was left with?
  • British Waterways Bill 19 Mar 1970

    The Bill does have virtues. The British Waterways Board must have powers, and pleasure boats must pay their whack. Indeed, the proposed charges for powered craft are extremely moderate. Moreover, the Bill actually recognises houseboats. Houseboat dwellers also have virtues. I think the House will agree that in Amsterdam, for example, houseboats are among the best things in the city, as they...
  • British Waterways Bill 19 Mar 1970

    And the numbers.

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Former MP for Cities of London and Westminster

Entered the House of Commons on 4 November 1965 — unknown

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

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