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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.
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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Karin Smyth is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Karin Smyth’s votes.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.
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We have learned a lot about the Chancellor over the last few days, beyond the flashy videos. When asked about the eat out to help out and the summer schemes any decent person would have stopped: they would have reflected; they would have said that they had learned and that they had made mistakes. That dreadful graph of the rise in deaths through last autumn into the winter, and after the...
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on improving consumer protection in the residential building industry.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish her Department's response to its Firearms Safety consultation.
Labour MP for Bristol South
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Karin Smyth campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 1 Mar 2021.