Proxy Voting

Part of Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine – in the House of Commons at 2:02 pm on 13th September 2018.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 2:02 pm, 13th September 2018

Does the hon. Lady agree that it is precisely because we do not have proxy voting that we give the perception that this place does not work for women? I think back to the time when I stood in North East Derbyshire, when Natascha Engel was the MP. I was confronted by a lady who said that Natascha Engel was not doing her job properly because she had three children. In fact, people can do their job properly while having three children. I hasten to add that I threw that constituent’s vote away because I found her views so appalling. Surely this is about perception. We can and we must do more, otherwise we will never show that this place is right for all.