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.
Vicky Ford is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Vicky Ford sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Vicky Ford’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Vicky Ford’s full vote analysis page for more.
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Conservative MP for Chelmsford
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.