Eleanor Laing

Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

Conservative MP for Epping Forest

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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.

22 Mar 2021

  • On 22 Mar 2021: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Fire Safety Bill — After Clause 2 — Prohibition on passing remediation costs on to leaseholders and tenants Show vote

21 Oct 2020

  • On 21 Oct 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Free School Meals During School Holidays Show vote

12 Oct 2020

  • On 12 Oct 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Agriculture Bill — New Clause After Clause 42 — Contribution of Agriculture and Associated Land Use to Climate Change Targets Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Agriculture Bill — New Clause After Clause 42 — Requirement for Agricultural and Food Imports to Meet Domestic Standards Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Agriculture Bill — New Clause After Clause 34 — Application of Pesticides: Limitations on Use to Protect Human Health Show vote

6 Oct 2020

  • On 6 Oct 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 — Rule of Six Show vote
  • On 6 Oct 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill — New Clause 5 — Implementation of other International Agreements on Private Law via Secondary Legislation Show vote

5 Oct 2020

  • On 5 Oct 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill — Second Reading Show vote

30 Sep 2020

  • On 30 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2020 Show vote
  • On 30 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020 Show vote
  • On 30 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 Show vote
  • On 30 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Coronavirus Act 2020 (Review of Temporary Provisions) Show vote
  • On 30 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 Show vote
  • On 30 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Draft Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2020 Show vote

29 Sep 2020

  • On 29 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Third Reading — Free Movement of Goods and Professionals Within the UK Show vote
  • On 29 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Decline Third Reading — Free Movement of Goods and Professionals Within the UK Show vote
  • On 29 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 45 — Regulations on Northern Ireland Trade and State Aid — Compliance with Domestic and International Law Show vote
  • On 29 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — New Clause 7 — Trade Between Northern Ireland and Great Britain Show vote
  • On 29 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — New Clause 6 — Climate and Nature Emergency Impact Statement as Prerequisite for Financial Assistance Show vote
  • On 29 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — New Clause 1 — Requirement for Public Officials to Respect Domestic and International Law and Act in Good Faith Show vote

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