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.
Dawn Butler is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Dawn Butler sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Dawn Butler’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Dawn Butler’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle (a) domestic abuse and (b) parental abuse experienced by LGBTQ+ youth during the covid-19 outbreak.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the minutes of meetings held between officials in his Department with representatives from (a) Apple and (b) Google on the development of a covid-19 app.
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2020 to Question 32254, how many working CoVent ventilation devices have been provided by Dyson to the NHS; how much has been spent from the public purse on the production of those devices; and what proportion of that spending has been returned to the Government by Dyson.
Labour MP for Brent Central
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Also represented Brent South
Dawn Butler campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.