Michael Gove

Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Conservative MP for Surrey Heath

@michaelgove https://facebook.com/MichaelGove2017

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected 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.

1 Jul 2020

  • On 1 Jul 2020: Michael Gove voted no on Finance Bill — Workers’ services provided through intermediaries Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2020: Michael Gove voted no on Finance Bill — Loan charge: report on effect of the scheme Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2020: Michael Gove voted no on Finance Bill — Review of impact of Act on job creation Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2020: Michael Gove voted no on Finance Bill — Review of impact of Act on the environment Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2020: Michael Gove voted no on Finance Bill — Review of DST Show vote

30 Jun 2020

  • On 30 Jun 2020: Michael Gove voted yes on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Regulations under section 5 Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2020: Michael Gove voted no on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Family Reunion and Settlement Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2020: Michael Gove voted no on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Exemption from no recourse to public funds Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2020: Michael Gove voted no on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Time limit on immigration detention for EEA and Swiss nationals Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2020: Michael Gove voted no on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Duty to commission an independent evaluation: health and social care sectors Show vote

18 May 2020

  • On 18 May 2020: Michael Gove voted yes on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill Show vote

13 May 2020

  • On 13 May 2020: Michael Gove voted to empower ministers to establish new systems for making payments to farmers, landowners and others in lieu of funding via EU schemes on the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 13 May 2020: Michael Gove voted to allow UK ministers to require devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, to provide them with information in connection with agricultural subsidies. Show vote
  • On 13 May 2020: Michael Gove voted not to require a the production of a "coronavirus emergency food plan" addressing and assessing matters including hunger, malnutrition and food poverty as well as cost, availability, safety and supply chain resilience. Show vote
  • On 13 May 2020: Michael Gove voted against requiring new international treaties on the import of agricultural and food products to ensure products imported into the UK under those arrangements comply with World Trade Organisation safety rules and the UK's own standards. Show vote

12 May 2020

  • On 12 May 2020: Michael Gove voted to say the House of Commons had considered Covid-19. Show vote

10 Mar 2020

  • On 10 Mar 2020: Michael Gove voted not to restrict those network operators able to use a new process to seek a court order giving them access and permission to install their services to operators not using suppliers defined by the National Cyber Security Centre as high-risk. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2020: Michael Gove voted against ensuring a request from any legal occupant of a property for a electronic communications service (rather than just a request from a "lessee") entitles a network operator to use a new process to seek a court order giving them access and permission to install the service. Show vote

4 Mar 2020

  • On 4 Mar 2020: Michael Gove was absent for a vote on Austerity — Health Inequalities — Public Health Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2020: Michael Gove voted against an independent review into the floods. Show vote

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