Mr Charles Byers

Former MP for Dorset Northern

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

  • Orders of the Day — Political Parties (Accounts) 15 Dec 1949

    Is the hon. Member suggesting that there is any cause for disagreement about publishing party accounts?
  • Orders of the Day — Political Parties (Accounts) 15 Dec 1949

    I hope that I shall not detain the House as long as the hon. Member for Oxford (Mr. Hogg) did. The best comment I can make upon his speech is that after 17 minutes he used this phrase: "The first argument which occurs to me—". I was extremely sorry to see an hon. Member with his reputation in the difficult position in which the hon. Member for Oxford found himself tonight. If we want an...
  • Orders of the Day — Political Parties (Accounts) 15 Dec 1949

    If the hon. Member thinks that he will embarrass me by that remark—

More of Mr Charles Byers’s recent appearances


Former MP for Dorset Northern

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 February 1950 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

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