Mr Rod Richards

Former non-attached MS for North Wales

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

  • Prayers: Education (Vale of Glamorgan) 19 Mar 1997

    My hon. Friend will be aware of the scandalous way in which Conwy county borough council has deceived parents in my constituency. The council claims that there have been cuts in its budget. Will my hon. Friend nail that lie once and for all? Will he tell the House, the country and my constituents how much more cash Conwy county borough council will have to spend in the forthcoming financial...
  • Prayers: Education (Vale of Glamorgan) 19 Mar 1997

    Is my hon. Friend aware of a similar scandal in my constituency? Conwy county borough council has told deliberate lies to the schools in my constituency in order to cover up the reason for cutting school budgets. It has calculated the expenditure required for schools and deducted from it the income that schools expect to receive from nursery vouchers. Where in any accounting practice does one...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Inward Investment 17 Mar 1997

    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what action has been taken to encourage more inward investment in Wales outside the eastern M4 and A55 corridors. [18835]

More of Mr Rod Richards’s recent appearances


Former non-attached MS for North Wales, Former non-attached MP for Clwyd North West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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

Entered the Welsh Parliament on 6 May 1999

Left the Welsh Parliament on 10 September 2002

Party was Conservative until 8 Feb 2000

Also represented Clwyd North West

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