As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

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.

10th June 2020 onwards

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.

25 Jan 2022

  • On 25 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted no on Judicial Review and Courts Bill — Schedule 5 - Employment tribunal procedure rules: further provision Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Judicial Review and Courts Bill — Clause 21 - The Online Procedure Rule Committee Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Judicial Review and Courts Bill — Clause 9 - Powers to proceed if accused absent from allocation hearing Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Judicial Review and Courts Bill — Clause 3 - Automatic online conviction and penalty for certain summary offences Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Judicial Review and Courts Bill — Clause 1 - Quashing orders Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Judicial Review and Courts Bill — New Clause 4 - Publicly funded legal representation for bereaved people at inquests Show vote

24 Jan 2022

  • On 24 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] — New Clause 1 - Ground rent for existing long leases Show vote

19 Jan 2022

  • On 19 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Building Safety Bill — New Clause 3 Show vote

17 Jan 2022

  • On 17 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted against passing the Elections Bill in the House of Commons. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted to remove the provisions relating to joint campaigning by registered parties and third parties. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted to remove the Voter ID provisions of the Bill. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted to add a new Clause to prevent overseas electors donating to political parties in the UK. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted to add a new Clause that would lower the voting age to 16 in UK parliamentary elections. Show vote

11 Jan 2022

  • On 11 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Reducing Costs for Businesses Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Household Energy Bills: VAT Show vote

10 Jan 2022

  • On 10 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted no on Welfare Cap Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted no on Charter for Budget Responsibility and Welfare Cap Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — Clause 7 - Licence modifications: relevant licensee nuclear companies Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — Clause 6 - Licence modifications: designated nuclear companies Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Ian Lavery voted yes on Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — Clause 1 - Key definitions for Part 1 Show vote

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