Mr Michael Ward

Former MP for Peterborough

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

  • Civil Service: Business of the House 2 Apr 1979

    Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in 1966, when we had seven recounts in my constituency, on the first count a complete village set of papers, amounting to about 600, were put back into a box and locked away in an outside room? It would surely be possible in this complicated situation for such accidents to occur. However, does not the hon. Gentleman agree that that is just a price of delay...
  • Civil Service: Business of the House 2 Apr 1979

    Is not the hon. Member for Tiverton (Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop) nit-picking? Is not the task of having notices published by the man who does it regularly for the returning officer a very simple and straightforward operation? Will he not have planned them and had them printed some time before?
  • Civil Service: Late Issue of Ballot Papers 2 Apr 1979

    Another problem sometimes arises. In Warmington in 1966, in that famous election, the lights failed in a polling station. There was an enormous and inordinate delay in getting people through.

More of Mr Michael Ward’s recent appearances

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