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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.
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.
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Holding answer received on 02 March 2017 It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.
The Prime Minister will write to ministerial colleagues providing guidance on the conduct of government business during the general election period. The Cabinet Secretary has issued parallel guidance to civil servants on their conduct during this period. The guidance comes into force on 22 April 2017. Copies of the documents have been placed in the libraries of both Houses and on the Cabinet...
On 4 May 2017, elections will take place to local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland, including for directly elected Mayors to seven Combined Authorities, and two local district councils in England. As is normal ahead of elections, guidance has now been issued for civil servants in UK Government departments and those working in arm’s length bodies on the principles that they should...
Former Conservative MP for Ipswich
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Ben Gummer campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
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