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.
Steve Barclay is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Steve Barclay sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Steve Barclay’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Steve Barclay’s full vote analysis page for more.
It is a privilege to close this debate on behalf of the Government. Let me begin by thanking right hon. and hon. Members across the House for their contributions. Many spoke with great passion. Having listened to the debate, it is clear to me that there is a heartfelt desire, shared on both sides of the House, to support those constituents impacted by the economic consequences of covid. That...
I will of course give way to the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee.
I think what that ignores is that a quarter of the scheme is still to run, because there is still almost three months until the end of the financial year. One should look at the package of measures as a whole. As a number of right hon. and hon. colleagues have pointed out, my right hon. Friend the Chancellor has allocated £280 billion in fiscal stimulus to help weather this crisis—I think...
Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Steve Barclay campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 18 Jan 2021.