All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.
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.
We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Simon Clarke is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Simon Clarke sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Simon Clarke’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Simon Clarke’s full vote analysis page for more.
There is so much to welcome in the Queen’s Speech, which will make our great country safer, stronger and fairer. I am particularly pleased to welcome the legislation to support the introduction of the UK’s first freeports. We have already seen the impact of this Budget announcement in the Tees Valley, where GE Renewable Energy has committed to creating 2,250 jobs, mostly within the...
I absolutely take my hon. Friend’s point. He is quite right that this is a complex problem and we need to address aggravating factors, including land banking by developers, which undoubtedly makes the situation harder to address. We must confront the difficult reality that this is fundamentally a problem of supply. We should not privilege the interests of those who have homes over those who...
Conservative MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.