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.
Tan Dhesi is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Tan Dhesi sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Tan Dhesi’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Tan Dhesi’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of not extending the Test and Trace Support Payment to low-income parents or guardians of children who have been identified by their school as being in close contact with someone who has tested positive for covid-19.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2021 to Question 151802, what recent meetings his Department has had with the (a) taxi and private hire vehicle sector and (b) Licensed Private Hire Car Association.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2021 to Question 145105, what steps he is taking to ensure that families, schools and staff are informed of the support available to pupils with autism and other special educational needs and disabilities.
Labour MP for Slough
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Last updated: 1 Mar 2021.