Mr Ernest Roberts

Former MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

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

  • Information Technology 27 Feb 1987

    The business of information technology begins in primary schools. I have visited a number of primary schools in my constituency and have seen young children learning to operate computers, not for games but for learning languages and doing arithmetic. There are not enough computers in schools. Teachers complain that they have to get several children around one computer to familiarise them with...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 5 Feb 1987

    asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 5 February.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 5 Feb 1987

    Will the Prime Minister take into account the views of the massive lobby yesterday against Sizewell B? Will she take note of the fact that the Layfield report. which is two years out of date, did not consider the massive disaster at Chernobyl?

More of Mr Ernest Roberts’s recent appearances


Former MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

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

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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