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: Second Reading – Bob Blackman.
I have just emerged from conducting a leadership contest in Parliament before we rise for the summer recess. Had you not been elevated to your current position, Mr Deputy Speaker, no doubt you would have been alongside me carrying out that process. I am very relieved that, as per usual, we have delivered on time and within budget, with two candidates going forward to the country. I will start...
Clearly, Transport for London finances need to be put on a proper footing, and the capital funding that will be required is the most important aspect for the long term. The suggestion at the moment is that Crossrail will be the last investment in London for a very long time. That is the principal concern. As I was saying, the Mayor of London wanted to build tower blocks all over Stanmore...
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: 8 Aug 2022.