Christopher Huhne

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh

@ChrisHuhne

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.

5 Feb 2013

  • On 5 Feb 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — (Carry-over) Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Programme) Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading Show vote

29 Jan 2013

  • On 29 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne voted to postpone reviewing the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies until 2018 and also to delay a review into the effect of reducing the number of MPs Show vote

23 Jan 2013

  • On 23 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Regulation of the Private Rented Sector Show vote

21 Jan 2013

  • On 21 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Third Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clauses 1 to 3 and Schedule — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clause 1 — Rate of Increase of Certain Benefits, Payments and Tax Credits Show vote

16 Jan 2013

  • On 16 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne voted against government loans for energy saving measures being offered on fair and affordable terms; against energy companies complying with their obligations to deliver energy saving measures to low income households and complying with their carbon emissions targets; and against extending the Warm Front scheme of grants for heating systems and insulation. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne voted no on Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] — Examination Reform Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne voted yes on Deferred Division — Charging orders Show vote

9 Jan 2013

  • On 9 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne voted against capping rail fare increases and against banning the introduction of a new category of ticket for super-peak trains. Show vote
  • On 9 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Pub Companies — Require Free-of-Tie Option for Tenants Show vote

8 Jan 2013

  • On 8 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Welfare Up-rating Bill — Programme Motion Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Second Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Christopher Huhne was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Decline Second Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote

19 Dec 2012

  • On 19 Dec 2012: Christopher Huhne voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote

18 Dec 2012

  • On 18 Dec 2012: Christopher Huhne voted to allow material deemed national security-sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case; to strengthen oversight of intelligence and security activities in Government; and to permit intercept evidence in closed proceedings in employment cases before tribunals. Show vote

17 Dec 2012

  • On 17 Dec 2012: Christopher Huhne voted for a new employment status of employee shareholder, holders of which may be exempted from certain statutory employment rights; for an option for planning applications to be made directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly and to postpone a business rate revaluation from 2015 to 2017. Show vote

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