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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.
Martin Vickers is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Martin Vickers sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Martin Vickers’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Martin Vickers’s full vote analysis page for more.
It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris), who has made a powerful contribution to the debate. Like many colleagues, I should like to put on record my thanks to all the key workers who have done so much for all our constituencies up and down the country in recent weeks—not just those we immediately think of such as health and care workers, but many people...
Over recent years, I would describe myself as having moved from being a friend of the BBC to being an extremely critical friend of the BBC, and I tend to think that, to some extent, it has lost its way. The director-general has today replied to a letter sent by the Blue Collar Conservatives group, in which he says that “we will continue to deliver new programmes that represent and reflect...
What plans he has to relocate (a) civil service and (b) policymaker roles outside London.
Conservative MP for Cleethorpes
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Martin Vickers campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.