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.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 148829 on British Indian Ocean Territory, what his policy is on the application to the UK of the principles and rules (a) of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and (b) referenced in the UK Note Verbale (UK NV No 162/20), dated 16 September...
I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Member’s Financial Interests. The background to today’s debate is that no other Government in the western world have given such trenchant taxpayer support to their citizens. I read, as I am sure my colleagues did, the relaunch speech by the Leader of the Opposition, but it seemed to me that his guiding theme merely followed the...
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps hospitals are taking before they discharge covid-19-positive patients into the nursing sector.
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: 15 Feb 2021.