Mr Robert Jones

Former MP for Hertfordshire West

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

  • Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill [Lords]: Canals 17 Mar 1997

    I welcome the opportunity to discuss on the Floor of the House the future of Britain's canals. This is the first Adjournment debate on waterways matters since 1988 when the Manchester ship canal was discussed, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Halesowen and Stourbridge (Mr. Hawksley) on securing the time to discuss this important matter. He has a long history of commitment to...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Opencast Mining 4 Mar 1997

    Some 34 opencast coal appeals have been heard since MPG3 was revised in 1994 and, of those, nine have been successful.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Opencast Mining 4 Mar 1997

    I note from that last remark that the hon. Gentleman is committing the Labour party to deciding planning issues before an application has even been submitted, much less determined by a local authority, considered at an independent inquiry by an inspector or reached the Secretary of State's desk. That goes to show that the Labour party cannot be trusted with any judicial or semi-judicial...

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Former MP for Hertfordshire West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election

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