Mr Christopher Murphy

Former MP for Welwyn Hatfield

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

  • Council of Europe and Western European Union 13 Feb 1987

    I am well aware that an element of luck is required in ensuring success in gaining an Adjournment debate. To achieve that on Friday the 13th is also to demonstrate a touching faith in good fortune. Before the House adjourns, I wish to consider Government policy towards the Council of Europe and the Western European Union. In doing so my purpose is to emphasise the need for publicity to be...
  • Bill Presented: Adjournment (Christmas) 15 Dec 1986

    Before the House rises for the Christmas recess, hon. Members should consider the privacy of sound, and not just not in terms of an absence of sleigh bells or carol singers! Following an initiative generated by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe as part of European Music Year, there appears to be a requirement for the public to be better informed of the positive and negative...
  • Debate on the Address: First Day 12 Nov 1986

    I welcome the Gracious Speech in the belief that it continues the thrust of Government policy endorsed by the electorate in the 1983 general election and builds on the fundamental changes in the direction in which our society is moving consequent upon the choices made by the people in the 1979 general election. As a United Kingdom delegate, I applaud the references already made in the debate...

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Former MP for Welwyn Hatfield

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

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

Also represented Welwyn and Hatfield

Future MPs in this constituency

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