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.
Has my right hon. Friend seen my early-day motion 415 highlighting the serious concerns of thousands of Harlow residents about the Stort crossing proposals, which could have a devastating impact on the beautiful environment and wildlife of the Stort valley in Harlow? [That this House understands concerns that the Stort crossing proposals will have on the beautiful environment of the Stort...
I am pleased to see the Minister, my hon. Friend and constituency neighbour, in his place. As I understand it from our discussions with the chief medical officer at the Education Committee yesterday and from the Government, the key purpose of the vaccination programme is to keep our children in school. However, I have been sent a letter by parents about the Teddington School in Middlesex,...
Further to the question that my hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch (Sir Christopher Chope) asked, surely the Conservative answer—I raised this the other day—is to reduce VAT on energy bills, as was pledged by those who supported Brexit in the EU referendum. I know that the Secretary of State will say that it is up to the Treasury to decide, but he is very persuasive. He is a...
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: 20 Sep 2021.