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The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.
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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.
James Cartlidge is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, James Cartlidge sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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I join others in congratulating my right hon. Friend, my constituency neighbour, on ensuring that our country has its share of this very promising RNA vaccine. However, on the subject of the previous question and capacity, is not one of the key reasons for prioritising health and social care staff not just that we prioritise those who are protecting us, but that by ensuring they are first in...
It is brilliant how the Minister is engaging with us on this subject. On timing, we feel that there is an issue about legislation, and if we are to reform the regulatory framework as quickly as we are pushing ahead with output targets, we may need legislation in the forthcoming Queen’s Speech. We are ready to help in any way we can to ensure that we get something ready quickly.
As a supplementary to that intervention, will my hon. Friend give way?
Conservative MP for South Suffolk
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
James Cartlidge campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 9 Nov 2020.