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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.
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.
Conor McGinn is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Conor McGinn sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Conor McGinn’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Conor McGinn’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on alleviating the rising cost of living pressures facing higher education students.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving examiners there have been across (a) St Helens Metropolitan Borough, (b) the North West and (c) the UK in each year since 2015.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to incentivise people to become driving examiners to help tackle the backlog of practical driving tests.
Labour MP for St Helens North
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Conor McGinn campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.