Sir Ronald Bell

Former MP for Beaconsfield

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 — Rating System (Abolition) Bill 26 Feb 1982

    I remind my hon. Friend that the SDP-Liberal alliance partner of the hon. Member for Croydon, North-West was too polite to describe that matter as nonsense, but made it fairly clear that he thought that it was.
  • Orders of the Day — Rating System (Abolition) Bill 26 Feb 1982

    The hon. Gentleman has made a very important statement. Does it mean that there would therefore be no question of attempting to force comprehensive schools upon local authorities which do not want them?
  • Orders of the Day — Rating System (Abolition) Bill 26 Feb 1982

    Perhaps we may carry the argument one stage further. Because they provide only one-sixth of local government expenditure, all the pressure from them is for greater expenditure, which explains why local government expenditure constantly increases. If they paid six-sixths we should not hear so many demands for greater expenditure.

More of Sir Ronald Bell’s recent appearances


Former MP for Beaconsfield

Entered the House of Commons on 17 May 1945 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 27 February 1982 — Died

Also represented Buckinghamshire South; Newport (Monmouthshire/Gwent)

Future MPs in this constituency

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