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.

21 Jul 2020

  • On 21 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill — Clause 4 — Consideration of Alternatives to a Serious Terrorism Sentence Show vote

20 Jul 2020

  • On 20 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — Clause 2 — Implementation of International Trade Agreements — Consent of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — New Clause 17 — International Trade Agreements — Protection of the NHS, the Health and Care Sector and Public Sector Workers Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — New Clause 11 — Standards for Imported Agricultural Goods After Transition Period for Leaving the European Union Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — New Clause 4 — Parliamentary Approval — Trade Agreements Show vote

15 Jul 2020

  • On 15 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Extension of the Transition Period Following the UK Leaving the EU Show vote

14 Jul 2020

  • On 14 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — New Clause 2 — Parliamentary Approval for Changes to Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — New Clause 2 — Minimum Numbers of MPs for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — New Clause 1 — Permissable Variation of Electorate per Constituency Show vote

6 Jul 2020

  • On 6 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Domestic Abuse Bill — New Clause 23 — Commissioning Specialist Domestic Abuse Services for Victims and Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Domestic Abuse Bill — New Clause 22 — Immigration — Victims of Domestic Abuse — Right to Rent — Access to Benefits Show vote

1 Jul 2020

  • On 1 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Schedule 1 — Workers’ Services Provided Through Intermediaries — Responsibility for Determining if Off-Payroll Working Rules Apply Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 1 — Report on Impact of Refunding Tax Paid on Income Received via Loans Which Were Unlikley to be Repaid Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 26 — Review of impact of Act on job creation Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 28 — Review of Impact of Finance Act on the Environment Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 71 — Annual Reviews of Digital Services Tax Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Role of MPs in Appointment of Prime Minister and Cabinet Show vote

30 Jun 2020

  • On 30 Jun 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2020: Peter Dowd was absent for a vote on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 29 — Family Reunion and Settlement Show vote

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