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.
I thank the Member for giving way. A Commissioner for Standards is due to be appointed soon. Does the Member agree with me that the First Minister and the deputy First Minister will surely have to move swiftly to appoint the other members of the panel for ministerial standards? Without that happening, there is no prospect of accountability in this Assembly, and we will continue to move from...
Will the Member give way?
Thank you, Mr Principal Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to sign and speak on the motion. As other Members have said, it is estimated that up to 310,000 people in Northern Ireland may be providing unpaid care to a family member or loved one and a significant number of people have become carers since the outbreak of COVID. Because of COVID, many families have had to make hard decisions...
Green MLA for North Down
Entered the Assembly on 7 October 2019 — appointed
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