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.
Oliver Dowden is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
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Today, we are launching a consultation on the future ownership of Channel 4 Television Corporation. Since its creation almost 40 years ago by a Conservative government, Channel 4 has delivered on its remit, aims and objectives. But, in that time, the broadcasting landscape has changed beyond recognition, and continues to change apace. Increased global competition, changing audience habits,...
The Government has today published a Plan for Digital Regulation which sets out the next chapter of our approach for how we will regulate digital technologies in order to drive growth and innovation. It brings together all the work we are doing across government in this area under a single coherent vision. Innovation is at the heart of this plan. We want to encourage it wherever we can, so...
Conservative MP for Hertsmere
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Oliver Dowden campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.