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.
John Stevenson is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, John Stevenson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of John Stevenson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit John Stevenson’s full vote analysis page for more.
Two of the Government’s central policies are levelling up and housing. Carlisle and Cumbria needs further infrastructure investment, but it does have the capacity for increased housing development, especially with the garden village to the south of Carlisle. The Government therefore have an opportunity to help with their levelling up agenda and with reducing the strain on housing in the...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in the (a) Foreign and Commonwealth Office's and (b) Department for International Development's human resources section in April 2020.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in the Department's human resources section in April 2020.
Conservative MP for Carlisle
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
John Stevenson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.