Mr Peter Bennett

Former MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston

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

  • Orders of the Day — Western Isles (Unemployment) 13 May 1952

    I have allowed the Scottish hon. Members to have their full say because, after all, they know so much more about this matter than I do. I live as far from the sea as it is possible to live, I am a mere Sassenach and I would not eat a lobster if anyone paid me to—it is one of the things which is poison to me—so that I am just about as suitable as possible to reply to the hon. Member for...
  • Orders of the Day — Western Isles (Unemployment) 13 May 1952

    Since Utility, and with the D scheme which has been introduced. Our report is that there is a better prospect for Harris tweed than for any other textile; it is one of the bright spots. Sales are going up, and the markings, to which the hon. Gentleman referred, show that 1.22 million square yards were stamped in the first four months of 1951, against 1.32 in the corresponding period this...
  • Orders of the Day — Remploy Factories (Conditions) 6 May 1952

    I am very pleased to have this opportunity of dealing with this matter and to be able to thank the two Members who have made their contributions to this short debate. But I do not know whether the position of Remploy is quite understood. It does not cater for disabled people who are capable of working in an ordinary factory and in ordinary work. Fortunately, as the hon. Member for Morecambe...

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Former MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston

Entered the House of Commons on 18 December 1940 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 3 June 1953 — unknown

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