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.
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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.
I felt somewhat deflated as I thought about this speech. The unity of purpose that typified the response of the Assembly and Executive is now sadly so damaged. I have often referred to the importance of a united approach in dealing with COVID-19, but we now see more and more that one party and its selfish objectives trump all else. That is very disappointing. The public share my sense of...
I welcome the motion. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has had a huge impact on those with disabilities and their family. During the pandemic, many services that are normally accessed by adults and children with disabilities have been either suspended or disrupted as part of the public health response or health protection regulations. Some examples include the suspension of Disability Action's...
I thank the junior Minister for giving way. On wearing face coverings, which I am not opposed to in any circumstance if it helps to combat the virus, will the junior Minister inform us whether he or his colleagues wore a mask when they attended that funeral, given that there was no social distancing in place either indoors or outdoors?
DUP MLA for South Antrim
Entered the Assembly on 6 May 2011 — election
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