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.
Ranil Jayawardena is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Ranil Jayawardena sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Ranil Jayawardena’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ranil Jayawardena’s full vote analysis page for more.
The Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate (TRID) initiated a review of the steel safeguard measure on 1st October 2020. This review is ongoing.
HM Government continues to work with Pakistan to increase trade and improve the terms of our trading relationship. Pakistan benefits from the Enhanced Framework in our Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) and total trade in goods and services (exports plus imports) between us was £2.4 billion in the four quarters to the end of Q3 2020.
The United Kingdom is pursuing agreements with a number of trading partners over the next few years already, in an ambitious programme of work, so we are unable to consider a free trade agreement with the Maldives at the present time. We will keep this under review. The Maldives remains an important partner to the United Kingdom and we are keen to support countries that adopt sustainable...
Conservative MP for North East Hampshire
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Ranil Jayawardena campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.