Mr Richard Ewart

Former MP for Sunderland South

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works: Cement Supplies 11 Nov 1952

    asked the Minister of Works what effect the shortage of bricks and cement in the North-East is having on the building programme; and how far the local authorities housing schemes are being held up.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works: Cement Supplies 11 Nov 1952

    Is the Minister aware that there is no amelioration of the position today, and that complaints are still being received from local authorities and from the building trade about the serious disruption of the programme in this whole area because of the shortages mentioned in the Question?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply: File Steel, Sunderland 10 Nov 1952

    asked the Minister of Supply (1) if he will ensure an adequate supply of file steel to the file manufacturing industry in Sunderland, as the present shortage is preventing full production and causing unemployment; (2) if he will arrange for the Sunderland file manufacturing firm to obtain a congen licence as production is being held up due to their rolling mills not being supplied with file...

More of Mr Richard Ewart’s recent appearances


Former MP for Sunderland South

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 March 1953 — Died

Also represented Sunderland

Future MPs in this constituency

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