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.
Brendan Clarke-Smith is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
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Under current legislation, private, voluntary and independent group-based providers are not required to share financial information with the department. Therefore, the precise information requested is not available. The department's Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers indicates income-to-cost ratios. A broader measure capturing the ‘breakeven’ range indicates that around half...
The department does not have an estimate of the total number of schools which provide a breakfast club. The ‘School and College Panel – March 2022 wave’ research report, published in June 2022, reported that 75% of schools ran breakfast club provision for pupils. The report is available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/...
The department has invested more than £3.5 billion in each of the last three years to deliver our early education entitlements. The information requested is not held by the department but has been published previously by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in its Education at a Glance 2021 report. The OECD publishes data on expenditure for Early Childhood...
Conservative MP for Bassetlaw
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.