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.
Sinn Féin MPs do not take their seats in Parliament.
Paul Maskey is a Sinn Féin MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Sinn Féin MPs.
This is a random selection of Paul Maskey’s votes.
Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.
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Northern Ireland Affairs: Northern Ireland and the EU referendum.
Witnesses: Mike Nesbitt MLA, Ulster Unionist Party Michael McGimpsey MLA, Ulster Unionist Party Declan Kearney, National Chairperson, Sinn Féin Paul Maskey MP, Sinn Féin Megan Fearon MLA, Sinn Féin Gavin Robinson MP, Democratic Unionist Party
Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I thank all the Members for taking part in today’s debate. I think that the previous one was in 2010, and a number of reports have been done since. I commend all the Committee members for taking the time to go through them and for having the patience to do so, and I commend them for all their hard work and dedication. I also commend the Committee...
Sinn Féin MP for Belfast West, Former Sinn Féin MLA for Belfast West
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2011 — Byelection
Entered the Assembly on 9 March 2007 — election
Left the Assembly on 1 July 2012 — Resigned
Paul Maskey campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.