Mr Keith Best

Former MP for Ynys Môn

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

  • Nuclear Power 11 May 1987

    The right hon. Gentleman will recall that some time ago, shortly after Chernobyl, Greenpeace published a full-page advertisement in several national newspapers listing all power stations, those in the first category that it thought should be closed immediately, and those in the latter category that should be phased out. Is he aware—I thought it was an oversight at the time—that Wylfa in...
  • Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grant (Wales) 25 Mar 1987

    Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
  • Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grant (Wales) 25 Mar 1987

    The hon. Gentleman has argued his case as persuasively as he can about the problems of unemployment in Wales. Is he contending now from the Dispatch Box that the main generator of jobs in Wales will be the local authorities, which the ratepayers will have to pay for?

More of Mr Keith Best’s recent appearances


Former MP for Ynys Môn

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 18 May 1987 — General election

Also represented Anglesey

Future MPs in this constituency

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