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.
Stephen Timms is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Stephen Timms sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Stephen Timms’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Stephen Timms’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish updated data on the levels of uptake of the Healthy Start Scheme in (a) London boroughs and (b) different ethnicity groups.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his written statement of 17 November 2022 on Social Security Update, HCWS374, for what reasons he has set the benefit cap at the new level.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of21 November to Question 87716 on Immigration: ICT, when she expects the Atlas caseworking system to provide further information on numbers of applicants having the No Recourse to Public Funds condition attached to their Leave to Remain.
Labour MP for East Ham
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1994 — unknown
Also represented Newham North East
Stephen Timms campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.