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.
Helen Whately is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Helen Whately sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Helen Whately’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Helen Whately’s full vote analysis page for more.
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Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Helen Whately campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 23 Nov 2020.