Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker of the House of Commons

Speaker MP for Chorley

@LindsayHoyle_MP https://facebook.com/LindsayHoyle4Chorley

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.

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How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Constitutional Reform #

  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes 6 votes for, 5 votes against, 3 absences, between 2003–2016.
  • Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
  • Has never voted on fixed periods between parliamentary elections
  • Has never voted on transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament
  • Has never voted on a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes 5 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 1999–2016.
  • Has never voted on more powers for local councils
  • Has never voted on local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on a transparent Parliament
  • Voted against a lower voting age Show votes 0 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2004–2016.
  • Has never voted on transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
  • Has never voted on greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections

Last updated: 1 September 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

Last updated: 30 September 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Environmental Issues #

  • Has never voted on financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods
  • Has never voted on culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis
  • Has never voted on lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles
  • Voted a mixture of for and against measures to prevent climate change Show votes 2 votes for, 7 votes against, 27 absences, between 2004–2020.
  • Has never voted on higher taxes on plane tickets
  • Has never voted on selling England’s state owned forests
  • Has never voted on new high speed rail infrastructure
  • Has never voted on greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas

Last updated: 12 October 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

Last updated: 15 July 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Business and the Economy #

Last updated: 1 July 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Home Affairs #

Last updated: 30 June 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Social Issues #

Last updated: 18 July 2019. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Taxation and Employment #

Last updated: 25 June 2019. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Transport #

  • Has never voted on greater public control of bus services
  • Has never voted on slowing the rise in rail fares
  • Has never voted on a publicly owned railway system
  • Has never voted on lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles
  • Has never voted on higher taxes on plane tickets

Last updated: 31 October 2017. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Welfare and Benefits #

  • Has never voted on spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed
  • Has never voted on reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")
  • Has never voted on making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support
  • Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices
  • Has never voted on a reduction in spending on welfare benefits
  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

Last updated: 8 May 2018. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Health #

Last updated: 23 October 2019. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Education #

Last updated: 29 June 2017. Please share these votes responsibly.

How Lindsay Hoyle voted on Housing #

  • Has never voted on phasing out secure tenancies for life
  • Has never voted on charging a market rent to high earners renting a council home

Last updated: 3 May 2016. Please share these votes responsibly.

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