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.
Desmond Swayne is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Desmond Swayne sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Desmond Swayne’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Desmond Swayne’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will expedite decisions on applications for exemption to managed quarantine from applicants seeking to return to UK in response to relatives becoming seriously ill.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to recognise, for the purposes of exemption from managed quarantine, AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccinations given to UK citizens in Gambia through the World Health Organisation's COVAX programme.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the information made publicly available on covid-19 symptoms.
Conservative MP for New Forest West
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Desmond Swayne campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.