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.
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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.
Chris Grayling is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Chris Grayling’s votes.
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.
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Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to bring forward this debate. You will know that there has been a lot of talk about the positive environmental impact of lockdowns around the world and how wildlife in some areas has flourished. It is true that some species have benefited from the absence of humans in many places, but the opposite is also true; many of our most engendered...
The hon. Gentleman makes an important point, which I will come on to, but that is indeed one of the things that I would like this country to do. We have a significant aid budget in this country. Although we have financial pressures at home and although there are particular challenges, even with the level of our aid budget, which is linked to our national income, the fact is that we need to...
Absolutely, because we have a political and national duty to help our overseas territories. Of course, there are important ties between the overseas territories and some of the conservation organisations in this country, with which my hon. Friend does so much important work and which face significant challenges right now. We need to do two things. First, we need to step up our support for...
Conservative MP for Epsom and Ewell
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Chris Grayling campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.