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.

15 Sep 2021

  • On 15 Sep 2021: John Howell voted no on Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Joint Committee Show vote

14 Sep 2021

  • On 14 Sep 2021: John Howell voted yes on Health and Social Care Levy Bill — New Clause 5 - Review of equality impact of Act Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: John Howell voted no on Health and Social Care Levy Bill — New Clause 5 - Review of equality impact of Act Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: John Howell voted no on Health and Social Care Levy Bill — New Clause 3 - Review of revenue effects of Act Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: John Howell voted no on Health and Social Care Levy Bill — Clause 2 - Destination of proceeds of health and social care levy Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: John Howell voted yes on Health and Social Care Levy Bill Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: John Howell voted no on Health and Social Care Levy Bill Show vote

13 Sep 2021

  • On 13 Sep 2021: John Howell voted yes on Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill — Clause 2 - Revival of prerogative powers to dissolve Parliament and to call a new Parliament Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2021: John Howell voted yes on Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill — Clause 2 - Revival of prerogative powers to dissolve Parliament and to call a new Parliament Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2021: John Howell voted no on Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill (Instruction) Show vote

8 Sep 2021

  • On 8 Sep 2021: John Howell voted yes on Health and Social Care Levy Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2021: John Howell voted no on Health and Social Care Levy Show vote

7 Sep 2021

  • On 7 Sep 2021: John Howell voted yes on Elections Bill Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2021: John Howell voted no on Elections Bill Show vote

6 Sep 2021

  • On 6 Sep 2021: John Howell voted no on National Insurance Contributions Bill — New Clause 4 - Employment allowance for national insurance contributions Show vote

20 Jul 2021

  • On 20 Jul 2021: John Howell voted yes on Nationality and Borders Bill — [2nd Allocated Day] Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2021: John Howell voted no on Nationality and Borders Bill — [2nd Allocated Day] Show vote

14 Jul 2021

  • On 14 Jul 2021: John Howell voted yes on Health and Care Bill Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: John Howell voted no on Health and Care Bill Show vote

13 Jul 2021

  • On 13 Jul 2021: John Howell voted yes on Deferred Divisions Show vote

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