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.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of making breaches of an individual's data a criminal offence.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what legal aid is available to the families of victims of terrorist attacks.
Politics is about principles. A few months ago, the Secretary of State told us that the threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom was “the principal issue” for him, but he also told us: “Mr Johnson and I do not agree on a whole range of issues, and I do not see myself able to serve in this way.” So how far will the Secretary of State allow his principles to be stretched in defence...
Former Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
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.