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.
Robert Halfon is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Robert Halfon sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Robert Halfon’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Robert Halfon’s full vote analysis page for more.
What recent assessment he has made of the political situation in the Kurdistan region.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that electrical goods offered for sale by third party sellers on online marketplaces are safe for use in the UK.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department plans to take to support early years providers with the additional costs associated with (a) personal protective equipment and (b) enhanced cleaning measures.
Conservative MP for Harlow
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Robert Halfon campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 1 Mar 2021.