Laura Farris

Conservative MP for Newbury

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

Show more detail
11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

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.

10th June 2020 onwards

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.

Laura Farris’s voting in Parliament

Laura Farris is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Laura Farris sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Laura Farris’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Laura Farris’s full vote analysis page for more.

Laura Farris has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Covid-19 Update 9 Feb 2021

    I put on record my thanks to everybody working at Newbury racecourse for leading a fantastic vaccination programme for my constituency. I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement about very high rates of take-up of the vaccine. What has the take-up rate been among those under the age of 70 who have been offered it so far? What conversations has he had with the vaccine Minister about...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus 5 Feb 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) allowing self-isolating individuals to visit family members in care homes who are suffering from isolation and (b) facilitating care home residents to visit covid-secure family homes.
  • Covid Security at UK Borders 1 Feb 2021

    We have heard a number of criticisms from the Opposition tonight. In opening, the hon. Member for Torfaen (Nick Thomas-Symonds) said that we had left our country’s doors unlocked. He pointed to the border controls between 1 January and 23 March, when only 273 people were formally quarantined. What he did not say was that, at that time, neither the World Health Organisation nor the chief...

More of Laura Farris’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)


Conservative MP for Newbury

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Transport
  • Events Industry: Coronavirus
  • Hospitals: Protective Clothing
  • Syria: Armed Conflict
  • Care Homes: Coronavirus
  • Assessments: Coronavirus

Currently held offices

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Mar 2021.


View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.