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.
Mark Pritchard is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Mark Pritchard sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Mark Pritchard’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mark Pritchard’s full vote analysis page for more.
The debate will finish at 5.41 pm.
I am going to set an informal time limit of three minutes, but if colleagues could be a bit quicker we might have some time for a two-minute reply later. Obviously, there are five minutes for the Scottish National party spokesman and the shadow Minister, and 10 minutes for the Minister. Thank you for your co-operation.
The debate may now continue until 4.40 pm.
Conservative MP for The Wrekin
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Mark Pritchard campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.