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 Vicky Ford Vicky Ford Conservative, Chelmsford 2:02 pm, 13th September 2018

I thank the hon. Lady for giving way. I used electronic voting for many years in the European Parliament. It was my experience that when electronic votes came along—sometimes, there were many hundreds of them—Members did not know what they were voting for, and they frequently voted without checking the detail. I have found that having to put one foot in front of the other and go through the Lobbies focuses the mind, and I believe that that is what our constituents expect of us.