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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.
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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Mike Penning is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Mike Penning’s votes.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that covid-19 tests are affordable to travellers returning from overseas.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that people are not overcharged for private covid-19 tests.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of utilising the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to ensure that companies are not overcharging for covid-19 tests.
Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Mike Penning campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 1 Jun 2021.