Mr Arthur Shepherd

Former MP for Darlington

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.

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 — Unemployment.: Darlington. 6 Oct 1931

    13 asked the Minister of Labour (1) the total number of dependants for whom benefit was paid at the Darlington Employment Exchange for each of the last four weeks for which figures are available; and the total number who received this benefit on behalf of their dependants; (2) the number of persons at the Darlington Employment Exchange who are in receipt of benefit, the number who have drawn...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Transitional Benefit. 1 Oct 1931

    24. asked the Minister of Labour whether he will arrange for unemployed men and women on transitional benefit to be notified two weeks before it ceases in order that time may be given to make the necessary adjustments of expenditure in the domestic budget?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Transitional Benefit. 1 Oct 1931

    35. asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that there are many cases of unemployed men on transitional benefit who are at present, and have been for many years, buying their houses by instalments, and who on account of the new proposals as to transitional benefit are anxious to know what their position will be with regard to the means test; and whether he will circularise public...

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Former MP for Darlington

Entered the House of Commons on 17 February 1926 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 7 October 1931 — General election

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