Thangam Debbonaire

Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Labour MP for Bristol West

@thangammp https://facebook.com/debbonaire

The office of Thangam Debbonaire MP has asked us to note that from 1st July 2015 until September 2016 Thangam Debbonaire was having treatment for cancer. During that time she was ‘paired’ for votes – so her absence was matched by a Tory absence. In effect constituents continued to be represented. She worked from the constituency on constituency matters, she and her staff continued to do casework, answer policy emails, submit questions to Ministers.

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.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Welfare and Benefits #

Last updated: 8 May 2018. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Education #

Last updated: 29 June 2017. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Transport #

Last updated: 31 October 2017. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

Last updated: 30 September 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Constitutional Reform #

Last updated: 1 September 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Housing #

Last updated: 3 May 2016. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

Last updated: 15 July 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Environmental Issues #

Last updated: 12 October 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Taxation and Employment #

Last updated: 25 June 2019. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Social Issues #

Last updated: 18 July 2019. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Health #

Last updated: 23 October 2019. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Thangam Debbonaire voted on Home Affairs #

Last updated: 30 June 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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