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.
Geoffrey Cox is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Geoffrey Cox sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Geoffrey Cox’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Geoffrey Cox’s full vote analysis page for more.
It is a great pleasure to follow so erudite and intelligible a speech from the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Brendan O'Hara). I have an experience that is very rare in my political career—a sense of complete vindication. I voted against the Fixed-term Parliaments Act in 2011, when it was brought in, and I seem to recall saying then what I hear the Minister saying from the Front Bench...
It is stand part that I am addressing, Mr Evans. This Bill should warmly commend itself to those on both sides of the Committee. My only caution—my only plea—is: let this not be the last word we say upon the British constitution.
Will my hon. Friend help the House in respect of whether the Government acknowledge the existence of the Lascelles principles? If they do, what is the impact of clause 2 on those principles?
Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Geoffrey Cox campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.