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.
Tobias Ellwood is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Tobias Ellwood sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Tobias Ellwood’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Tobias Ellwood’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle increased waiting times for ambulances in Dorset.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will increase funding for schools and colleges in the context of rising inflation.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June to Question 11845 on Air Force: Recruitment, how many jet pilots were trained in each year since 2015.
Conservative MP for Bournemouth East
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Tobias Ellwood campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.