Mick Whitley

Labour MP for Birkenhead

Action to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

There have been votes in Parliament on public health measures and social restrictions intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Mick Whitley generally voted for public health measures and social restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19

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Major votes

  • On 14 Dec 2021: Mick Whitley voted to expand the general "legal requirement to wear face coverings when in shops, when using public transport and in transport hubs to more indoor settings, including, banks, places of worship, public areas in hotels and hostels, museums, in England". Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2021: Mick Whitley voted to restrict access to certain venues and events with large crowds, mixing and close contact to those who either are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a negative result from within the previous 48 hours, or have a medical exemption from vaccination or through participation in a clinical trial. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2021: Mick Whitley voted not to generally require those visiting care homes to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Show vote
  • On 30 Nov 2021: Mick Whitley voted to require the wearing of a face in shops and on public transport as a measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Show vote
  • On 30 Nov 2021: Mick Whitley voted to generally require close contacts of suspected or confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 to self-isolate for 14 days regardless of age or vaccination status. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2021: Mick Whitley voted not to generally ban those who have not had a complete course of doses of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine from visiting a care home. Show vote
  • On 16 Jun 2021: Mick Whitley voted to continue a ban on indoor gatherings, with exceptions including for work, education and business premises (including shops), and a ban on outdoor gatherings of over six people, again subject to exceptions, and other restrictions, including on businesses. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2021: Mick Whitley voted to retain temporary arrangements connected to the coronavirus pandemic on closing buildings, restricting events and gatherings, suspending evictions, enabling greater use of video and audio technology in courts and restricting the liberty of potentially infectious persons. Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2021: Mick Whitley voted for increased data sharing for the purposes of enforcement of COVID-19 self-isolation regulations and for a new "large gathering offence" applying to those attending an indoor gathering of more than fifteen people in a private home or education accommodation, or an indoor rave. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2021: Mick Whitley voted for a hotel based quarantine system for all arrivals into the UK, to publish the evidence behind the Government's decision not to introduce such a system, and for public funding to support the aviation industry. Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2021: Mick Whitley voted to place all of England into a strict "stay at home" lockdown, with exceptions including for work and exercise, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2020: Mick Whitley voted to forbid anyone from leaving, or being outside of, the place where they are living without reasonable excuse, to close non-essential retail, entertainment and leisure venues and to restrict food and drink businesses to delivery, click and collect, drive through and takeaway. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2020 Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1045) Show vote
  • On 6 Oct 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 — Rule of Six Show vote
  • On 30 Sep 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Coronavirus Act 2020 (Review of Temporary Provisions) Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 — Extension of Requirement to Wear Face Coverings Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 — Opening of Casinos, Skating Rinks, Bowling Alleys and Conferences Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place and on Public Transport) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 — Increased Penalties for Repeated Breaches Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions on Holding of Gatherings and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 — Ban on Gatherings of More than 30 People at Private Homes in England Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 16 Jun 2021: Mick Whitley voted to continue arrangements for proxy voting on health grounds, the Speaker limiting the number of MPs present in the House of Commons Chamber, and arrangements for Westminster Hall and select committees to work virtually. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2021: Mick Whitley voted for additional restrictions on entering the United Kingdom, for COVID-19 control purposes, as well as for an international vaccine passport and for support for the aviation sector. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2021: Mick Whitley voted for providing councils with funding to support their work tackling COVID-19. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North of England, North East and North West of England and Obligations of Undertakings (England) etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Mick Whitley voted in favour of ensuring those subject to the COVID-19 Job Support Scheme receive at least 80 percent of their previous incomes. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2020: Mick Whitley voted to reform the economic support being provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic - to incentivise keeping staff employed, to fix gaps in support for the self-employed, to link economic support to the imposition of new restrictions and to extend a ban on evictions. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2020: Mick Whitley voted to provide more funding for contact tracing across all parts of the country and to ensure that councils and local public health teams receive the resources and powers they require. Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Blackburn with Darwen and Bradford) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 — Relaxation of Restrictions in Nine Wards in Blackburn with Darwen Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Mick Whitley was absent for a vote on Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Blackburn with Darwen and Bradford) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 — Relxation of Restrictions in Eight City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council Wards Show vote

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