Mr Derek Spencer

Former MP for Brighton, Pavilion

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 — Attorney-General: Stephen Lawrence 17 Mar 1997

    My right hon. and learned Friend and I meet the Director of Public Prosecutions frequently to discuss matters of departmental interest, and I have been kept informed about the case.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Stephen Lawrence 17 Mar 1997

    The hon. Gentleman is quite right that it is a great injustice that those responsible for the killing have not been brought to justice. However, he might like to bear in mind the words of Mr. Justice Curtis, who heard evidence on the voir dire at the Old Bailey from a person who said that he had witnessed the killing. Having heard the only witness on whom the private prosecution relied, the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Stephen Lawrence 17 Mar 1997

    As my hon. Friend said, Conservative Members do not find it easy to forget that, in contradistinction to Opposition Members. He knows from his discussions with people who practise in the courts that the modification of the right to silence that we introduced in the teeth of protest and opposition from the Labour party is bringing great benefits. People answer questions more freely in the...

More of Mr Derek Spencer’s recent appearances


Former MP for Brighton, Pavilion

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

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

Also represented Leicester South

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