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.
London’s young people have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic in terms of employment; ONS statistics show that 80% of those who left the payroll were under 35 years old with the under 25s the most affected. What are your specific plans to support London’s young people into employment?
Thank you for that, Mr Mayor. London is a young city; nearly a third of its citizens are under 25. Yet they are the most at risk of unemployment. The number of under-25s in employment is currently at the lowest on record. That is particularly true in disadvantaged communities such as mine in Edmonton and Tottenham where the employment that is available is often insecure in nature. I would...
Thank you. That is good to know. This is a real opportunity to try to level up some of that inequality in our city. You have introduced the Good Work Standard, but obviously you have many links with employers. Will you do your best to make sure that they target their job and training opportunities to the geographical areas that have high numbers of young people?
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