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.
Jacob Rees-Mogg is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Jacob Rees-Mogg sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Jacob Rees-Mogg’s full vote analysis page for more.
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I obviously cannot respond to every point made, but if any have been made that require a response, I will write to right hon. and hon. Members. I also encourage those Members who did not get called to speak to send their speeches to the challenge panel of the review board so that their views can be on the record. That is very important. If any Members have left the Chamber already, I will...
I can clarify that. The Clerk of the House is the responsible officer, and he takes his responsibility enormously seriously. He has made it absolutely clear that, if he thought there were a risk to people in this Palace, he would insist that the place closed.
Conservative MP for North East Somerset
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Jacob Rees-Mogg campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.