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.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on the extradition of Ahlam Tamimi.
As a member of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, I have had the opportunity to scrutinise the draft safety Bill. The report that we published today has unanimous cross-party support, and I urge my right hon. Friend and his colleagues to look at it in very great detail indeed. I do not expect—it would be unreasonable to do so—an immediate reaction today following...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of allegations that the Iranian regime planned to bomb the Iranian opposition party rally in Paris in June 2018.
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 Nov 2020.