Matthew Hancock

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Conservative MP for West Suffolk

@matthancock https://facebook.com/matthancockofficial

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.

21 Oct 2020

  • On 21 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted no on Free School Meals Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted no on Additional Covid-19 Restrictions: Fair Economic Support Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Deferred Divisions — Community Infrastructure Levy Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Deferred Divisions — Public Health Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Deferred Divisions — Public Health Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Deferred Divisions — Insolvency Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Deferred Divisions — Exiting the European Union (Immigration) Show vote

15 Oct 2020

  • On 15 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted no on Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill — Clause 1 - Authorisation of criminal conduct Show vote
  • On 15 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted no on Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill — Clause 1 - Authorisation of criminal conduct Show vote

14 Oct 2020

  • On 14 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted no on Local Contact Tracing Show vote

13 Oct 2020

  • On 13 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Public Health Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Business of the House (Today) Show vote

12 Oct 2020

  • On 12 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Agriculture Bill — After Clause 42 - Requirement for agricultural and food imports to meet domestic standards Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Agriculture Bill — After Clause 34 - Application of pesticides: limitations on use to protect human health Show vote

5 Oct 2020

  • On 5 Oct 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill Show vote

30 Sep 2020

  • On 30 Sep 2020: Matthew Hancock voted to retain temporary arrangements connected to the coronavirus pandemic on closing buildings, restricting events and gatherings, suspending evictions, enabling greater use of video and audio technology in courts and restricting the liberty of potentially infectious persons. Show vote
  • On 30 Sep 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Deferred Divisions — Employment Show vote
  • On 30 Sep 2020: Matthew Hancock voted yes on Deferred Divisions — Immigration Show vote

29 Sep 2020

  • On 29 Sep 2020: Matthew Hancock was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Third Reading — Free Movement of Goods and Professionals Within the UK Show vote
  • On 29 Sep 2020: Matthew Hancock was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Decline Third Reading — Free Movement of Goods and Professionals Within the UK Show vote

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