Desmond Swayne

Conservative MP for New Forest West

@DesmondSwayne https://facebook.com/Desmond.Swayne

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences 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.

23 Nov 2022

  • On 23 Nov 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill — Clause 4 - Changes to mission progress methodology and metrics or target dates Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill — New Clause 84 - Levelling-up mission: adult literacy Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill — New Clause 46 - Review into business rates system Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill — New Clause 41 - Duty to provide sufficient resources to Combined Authorities and Combined County Authorities Show vote

22 Nov 2022

  • On 22 Nov 2022: Desmond Swayne voted yes on 3. Basic rate limit and personal allowance for tax years 2026-27 and 2027-28 Show vote

16 Nov 2022

  • On 16 Nov 2022: Desmond Swayne voted yes on National Security Bill — Schedule 14 - Minor and Consequential Amendments Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on National Security Bill — Schedule 13 - Damages at risk of being used for the purposes of terrorism Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on National Security Bill — Clause 27 - Offences under Part 2 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on National Security Bill — New clause 3 - Reviews of Parts 1, 4 and 5 Show vote

8 Nov 2022

  • On 8 Nov 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Papers Relating to the Home Secretary Show vote

31 Oct 2022

  • On 31 Oct 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill — After Clause 74 - Independent review of the electronic communications code Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill — Clause 13 - Issue of precision bred animal marketing authorisation Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill — Clause 3 - Restrictions on release of precision bred organism in England Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill — Clause 1 - Precision bred organism Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill — New Clause 9 - Power of the Scottish Parliament to legislate on the marketing of precision bred organisms Show vote

26 Oct 2022

  • On 26 Oct 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] — Clause 6 - Concurrent powers and powers of direction Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] — Clause 3 - The Ulster Scots and the Ulster British Tradition Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2022: Desmond Swayne voted no on Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] — Clause 1 - National and cultural identity Show vote

25 Oct 2022

  • On 25 Oct 2022: Desmond Swayne voted yes on Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill: Ways and Means Show vote
  • On 25 Oct 2022: Desmond Swayne voted yes on Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill: Money Show vote

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