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.
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue the Government has received from the issuing of passports in each of the last four years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of health visitors in England in each year since 2010.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of health visitors in England on children's health.
Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Leigh
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.