Mr Richard Fort

Former MP for Clitheroe

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 — Space Research 12 May 1959

    asked the Prime Minister if he is yet in a position to make a statement about space research.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Space Research 12 May 1959

    Now that the project for a satellite is being taken over by the Government, and in view of the lead which the Royal Society has given in this idea in the past, can my right hon. Friend undertake that the Royal Society will be considered on all scientific developments in this field in the future and also that it will be consulted with a view to initiating purely scientific as well as defence work?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Factory Extension, Simonstone 7 May 1959

    asked the President of the Board of Trade what financial arrangements the Board of Trade is making in connection with the large extension to the Mullard factory at Simonstone.

More of Mr Richard Fort’s recent appearances

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.