Catherine West

Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

Labour MP for Hornsey and Wood Green

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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.

23 Sep 2020

  • On 23 Sep 2020: Catherine West was absent for a vote on Overseas Operations (Service Personnel And Veterans) Bill — Presumption Against Prosecution — Second Reading Show vote

16 Sep 2020

  • On 16 Sep 2020: Catherine West voted yes on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 47 - Financial assistance: supplementary Show vote

15 Sep 2020

  • On 15 Sep 2020: Catherine West voted to limit the powers of UK ministers to reduce standards by overriding agreements, or emerging agreements, between the UK government and the devolved administrations covering areas previously governed by EU law. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2020: Catherine West was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 28 — Role of the Competition and Markets Authority in Relation to Regulations Applying in Scotland but not the Whole United Kingdom Show vote

14 Sep 2020

  • On 14 Sep 2020: Catherine West was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2020: Catherine West voted against ensuring the free movement, and sale, of goods, and mutual recognition of professional qualifications, within the UK Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2020: Catherine West voted against ensuring the free movement, and sale, of goods, and mutual recognition of professional qualifications, within the UK and to call on the Government to expedite a trade deal with the EU. Show vote

11 Sep 2020

  • On 11 Sep 2020: Catherine West was absent for a vote on Motion to Sit in Private Show vote

9 Sep 2020

  • On 9 Sep 2020: Catherine West voted to require the provision, to the Education Select Committee, of information on the awarding of GCSE, A-Level and NVQ qualifications in 2020. Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2020: Catherine West was absent for a vote on Replacement of Coronavirus Support Schemes With More Targeted Assistance Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2020: Catherine West voted to replace the coronavirus support schemes for employees and the self-employed with more targeted income support for businesses and self-employed people. Show vote

8 Sep 2020

  • On 8 Sep 2020: Catherine West voted to only allow the addition of one new country at a time to the list of countries from which requests for arrests for the purposes of extradition for serious offences are considered. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2020: Catherine West voted to require consultations and assessments prior to amending a power for UK constables to arrest people on the basis of an approved request from an authority in another country. Show vote

7 Sep 2020

  • On 7 Sep 2020: Catherine West voted to place more fire-safety duties on those who own or manage buildings containing two or more homes. Show vote

2 Sep 2020

  • On 2 Sep 2020: Catherine West was absent for a vote on Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) Bill — Expulsion from the House of Commons of MPs who Voluntarily Change Political Party Show vote

1 Sep 2020

  • On 1 Sep 2020: Catherine West was absent for a vote on Fisheries Bill — Decline Second Reading — Sustainable Fishing Show vote

21 Jul 2020

  • On 21 Jul 2020: Catherine West voted to consider options other than a serious terrorism sentence (minimum 14 years detention, plus at least 7 years on licence) for those who are aged 18-21 and are convicted of a serious terrorism offence. Show vote

20 Jul 2020

  • On 20 Jul 2020: Catherine West voted not to empower the government to act to implement international trade agreements. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Catherine West voted to require the consent of relevant devolved governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland before regulations implementing international trade deals which would be within the scope of their devolved powers can be made. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Catherine West voted to ensure international trade agreements protect the NHS, the wider health and care sector and those working in the public sector. Show vote

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