Mark Francois

Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford

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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.

16 Nov 2021

  • On 16 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Finance (No. 2) Bill Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted no on Finance (No. 2) Bill Show vote

15 Nov 2021

  • On 15 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill — Clause 1 - Up-rating of state pension and certain other benefits following review in tax year 2021-22 Show vote
  • On 15 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill — Clause 1 - Up-rating of state pension and certain other benefits following review in tax year 2021-22 Show vote

8 Nov 2021

  • On 8 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Telecommunications (Security) Bill — After Clause 23 - Network Diversification Show vote
  • On 8 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Telecommunications (Security) Bill — After Clause 23 - Network Diversification Show vote
  • On 8 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Environment Bill — After Clause 78 - Storm overflows Show vote
  • On 8 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Environment Bill — Clause 24 - Guidance on the OEP’s Enforcement Policy and Functions Show vote

3 Nov 2021

  • On 3 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted to note the Third Report of the Committee on Standards, note concerns expressed about potential defects in the standards system and therefore decline to consider the report at this time, and resolve to set up a new Select Committee to consider and make recommendations on the current standards system, the case against Owen Paterson, and connected matters. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted to amend a motion approving the Third Report of the Committee on Standards and suspending Owen Paterson for thirty sitting days, to instead note the report, note concerns expressed about potential defects in the standards system and therefore decline to consider the report at this time, and resolve to set up a new Select Commitee to consider and make recommendations on the current standards system, the case against Owen Paterson, and connected matters. Show vote

2 Nov 2021

  • On 2 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on 7. Income tax (attribution of trade profits etc to a tax year) Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on 6. Surcharge on banking companies Show vote

26 Oct 2021

  • On 26 Oct 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Judicial Review and Courts Bill Show vote

22 Oct 2021

  • On 22 Oct 2021: Mark Francois voted no on Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill Show vote

20 Oct 2021

  • On 20 Oct 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Environment Bill — Clause 24 - Guidance on the OEP’s enforcement policy and functions Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Environment Bill — Clause 18 - Policy statement on environmental principles Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Environment Bill — Clause 2 - Environmental targets: particulate matter Show vote

22 Sep 2021

  • On 22 Sep 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Subsidy Control Bill Show vote

20 Sep 2021

  • On 20 Sep 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Elections Bill (Instruction) Show vote
  • On 20 Sep 2021: Mark Francois voted yes on Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill — New Clause 2 - Review Show vote

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