Mr Alex Lyon

Former MP for City of York

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.

Recent appearances

  • New Clause 14: Protection of Police Officers Against Double Jeopardy 4 May 1983

    The clause does not relate to the representation of the police in disciplinary proceedings, although I understand the anxiety that has been expressed. On that issue, I kept silent in Standing Committee and was paired on the vote, so I do not intend to pursue that further. The issue that has been raised by my hon. Friend the Member for St. Helens (Mr. Spriggs) involves a most important...
  • New Clause 14: Protection of Police Officers Against Double Jeopardy 4 May 1983

    If the offence with which he is charged under the disciplinary code is exactly the same as that with which he was charged before the court and of which the court either acquitted or convicted him, he has the right to claim double jeopardy. In that case he has the protection of the law. That is the result of the Madden case, and that is a sufficient and satisfactory defence for any police...
  • New Clause 14: Protection of Police Officers Against Double Jeopardy 4 May 1983

    In that case, I do not quite know why we are disturbing the peace of the House at this time. Perhaps we could move on to the next new clause.

More of Mr Alex Lyon’s recent appearances

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