There are currently votes on relevant topics that are not included in the summaries below. We are working on bringing these records up to date over the next few months.

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

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.

10th June 2020 onwards

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.

22 Mar 2022

  • On 22 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 28 — Removal of Asylum Seeker to Safe Country Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 12 — Changes to the Immigration Act 1971 — Asylum Seekers' — Employment Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 11 — Differential Treatment of Refugees Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — New Clause — Compliance with the Refugee Convention Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 9 — Notice of Decision to Deprive a Person of Citizenship Show vote

21 Mar 2022

  • On 21 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on P&O Ferries and Employment Rights Show vote

18 Mar 2022

  • On 18 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Motion to Sit in Private Show vote

14 Mar 2022

  • On 14 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill — New Clause 5 — Report on the Impact of Government Policy on River Pollution on Sentient Animals Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill — New Clause 3 — Report on the Use of Sentient Animals in Animal Experimentation in Government Policy Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill — New Clause 1 — Duty to Prepare an Animal Sentience Strategy Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Professional Qualifications Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Professional Qualifications Bill — Clause 7 — Assistance Centre Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill — Clause 2 — Revival of Prerogative Powers to Dissolve Parliament and to Call a New Parliament Show vote

9 Mar 2022

  • On 9 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Draft Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022 Show vote

7 Mar 2022

  • On 7 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill — New Clause 29 — Asset Freezing in Respect of Individuals Considered for Sanctions Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill — New Clause 7 — 38A Further reforms to Companies House Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill — New Clause 2 — Report on Funding of Enforcement Agencies Show vote

2 Mar 2022

  • On 2 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Draft Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2022 Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on The Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2022 Show vote

1 Mar 2022

  • On 1 Mar 2022: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on National Insurance Contributions Bill — Clause 7 — Veteran Conditions Show vote

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