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.
Andrew Mitchell is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Andrew Mitchell sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Andrew Mitchell’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Andrew Mitchell’s full vote analysis page for more.
I draw the House’s attention to my external interests as set out in the register. I have come this afternoon to praise what I think is an excellent Budget. If you listened carefully, Madam Deputy Speaker, to the two main Front-Bench speeches, it was clear that they do not in truth think that much of it is wrong. This has been a year in which truthfully the Government have used taxpayers’...
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make a statement on the level of aid funding to Yemen.
The Minister is a decent fellow and will not have enjoyed what he announced yesterday. Last night, he will have heard the United Nations Secretary-General tell him that, for Yemen, “cutting aid is a death sentence.” Cutting it by 50% is unconscionable. As Sir Mark Lowcock, a senior and respected British official at the UN, said, millions of Yemeni children “will continue the slow,...
Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented Gedling
Andrew Mitchell campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 1 Mar 2021.