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.
Bob Blackman is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Bob Blackman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Bob Blackman’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Bob Blackman’s full vote analysis page for more.
Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill: Remaining Stages – Bob Blackman.
Sale of Tobacco (Licensing) Bill: Second Reading – Bob Blackman.
It is a pleasure to follow the speech of the hon. Member for Putney (Fleur Anderson). I pass on my congratulations to the new hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston (Andrew Western) on his maiden speech. He will remember it forever, because we all do. We all do it once, and he will remember it forever. He is clearly going to be an asset to this House as well as to his party, and I look...
Conservative MP for Harrow East
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Bob Blackman campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.