Sir Peter Kirk

Former MP for Saffron Walden

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

  • European Parliament (Direct Elections) 25 Mar 1977

  • European Parliament (Direct Elections) 25 Mar 1977

    Although we are all grateful to the Minister for intervening early in the debate to clarify certain matters, I must tell him that for my part he has been largely counter-productive. I find myself more confused at the end of his speech than I was at the beginning. I hope that we shall not even have to wait until next week to clarify one or two matters that I shall nut to him later in my...
  • European Parliament (Direct Elections) 25 Mar 1977

    I thought that that might provoke an intervention.

More of Sir Peter Kirk’s recent appearances


Former MP for Saffron Walden

Entered the House of Commons on 26 May 1955 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 17 April 1977 — Died

Also represented Gravesend

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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