Mr William Wells

Former MP for Walsall North

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

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • M6, Bescot: Survey — Traffic Noise M6 Motorway 25 Jul 1973

    The hon. Baronet the Member for Walsall, South (Sir H. d'Avigdor Goldsmid) has very properly raised a matter affecting some of his constituents. It is evident from what he said, and it is known to me apart from what he said, that this is a problem not confined to those who live in South Walsall. As the hon. Baronet said, it applies to residents in Great Barr and to some residents in North...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Motorways 22 Mar 1972

    asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will now arrange for sections of motorways where fog prevails or is forecast to be closed until visibility returns to normal.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Motorways 22 Mar 1972

    While appreciating the disadvantages of closing the motorways in these circumstances, may I ask the hon. Gentleman to accept that until better precautions are devised one must consider whether there is any other means of preventing the terrible loss of life which occurs from time to time on the motorways?

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Former MP for Walsall North

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

Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Walsall

Future MPs in this constituency

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