Mr Stanley Holmes

Former MP for Harwich

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Holding Companies (Tax Liability) 19 Feb 1953

    Could the hon. Member who put the Question explain how this can be done?
  • Orders of the Day — Intestates' Estates Bill 28 Mar 1952

    The House will realise that the reason I venture to join in this debate is because, as has been mentioned already, when the Ballot for Private Members' Bills took place in November, 1937, I drew first place and introduced to the House, and, with the assistance of a number of my hon. Friends, succeeded in placing on the Statute Book the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act, 1938. As the hon....
  • Orders of the Day — Intestates' Estates Bill 28 Mar 1952

    It certainly happened with my Bill. I hope it will not happen with this Bill, but one already sees that my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Kensington, South (Sir P. Spens) can hardly wait for the Bill to go to Committee to introduce Amendments. Although my Measure had opposition from so many distinguished lawyers then in the House—and I think my hon. and learned Friend the Member for...

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