Onkar Sahota

Labour London Assembly Member for Greater London

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected 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

  • Questions to the Mayor of London — Vaccine roll-out: Vaccine roll-out 8 Feb 2021

    How is the coronavirus vaccine roll-out impacting the rate of infection in London?
  • Questions to the Mayor of London — Vaccine roll-out: Vaccine roll-out 8 Feb 2021

    Thank you, Mr Mayor, for that very comprehensive answer. As you will know, on 4 February [2021] we have a Plenary Session on vaccinations and, hopefully, the Minister for Vaccine Deployment will take up the invitation to come to the London Assembly because I know Londoners will want to ask a lot of questions of him on behalf of the Government and also to make sure that London gets a fair...
  • Questions to the Mayor of London — Vaccine roll-out: Vaccine roll-out 8 Feb 2021

    Yes, thank you, Mr Mayor, also for all the work you have done. I of course will continue to work along with you and your office to get this message across. The other important thing is that we are about to open a 24-hour vaccination centre; London is testing them out. You will join me in paying credit to all the NHS staff for how hard they have worked as we are going through this crisis, the...

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Entered the London Assembly on 5 May 2016 — Election

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