Lord Soames of Fletching

Conservative Peer

@nsoamesmp

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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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.

7 Dec 2022

  • On 7 Dec 2022: Lord Soames of Fletching voted no on Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Report — Amendment 22 Show vote

30 Nov 2022

  • On 30 Nov 2022: Lord Soames of Fletching voted no on Procurement Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 94 Show vote
  • On 30 Nov 2022: Lord Soames of Fletching voted no on Procurement Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 91 Show vote
  • On 30 Nov 2022: Lord Soames of Fletching voted no on Procurement Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 72 Show vote

28 Nov 2022

  • On 28 Nov 2022: Lord Soames of Fletching voted no on Procurement Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) — Amendment 47 Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2022: Lord Soames of Fletching voted no on Procurement Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) — Amendment 46 Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2022: Lord Soames of Fletching voted no on Procurement Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) — Amendment 3 (to Amendment 2) Show vote

31 Oct 2019

  • On 31 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted in favour of "data matching" with Department for Work and Pensions records to enable electoral roll officers to identify homes where electors are unlikely to have changed since the previous year, and to use electronic means such as an email or text message to confirm who lives at such properties. Show vote

29 Oct 2019

  • On 29 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted to hold a General Election on the 12th of December 2019. Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted for the proposed General Election to be held on the 12th of December 2019 rather than the 9th. Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted not to allow opposition amendments to be made to the Early Parliamentary General Election Bill. Show vote

28 Oct 2019

  • On 28 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted to hold a general election. Show vote

24 Oct 2019

  • On 24 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted to express support for Conservative government's programme of legislation as set out in the Queen's Speech, prioritising leaving the European Union by the 31st of October 2019. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted in favour of the UK Government’s proposals for leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted against a motion calling on the Government "to rebuild the economy so that it works in the interest of the many, not just handing out rewards to those at the top" and bring forward "a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth". Show vote

23 Oct 2019

  • On 23 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted to continue to empower GPs to commission services, retain a strong Care Quality Commission, to retain Healthwatch England, and not to reverse a decision to seek to cut admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted for financial regulations covering subjects including insider trading and trading transparency to operate in the same way after the UK withdraws from the EU as they did before. Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted for international accounting standards, regulatory oversight and professional recognition of statutory and third country auditors to apply in UK law following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted to remove rights for EU, Swiss and Turkish nationals to pursue business activities in the UK following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote

22 Oct 2019

  • On 22 Oct 2019: Lord Soames of Fletching voted to complete their consideration of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill within three sitting days. Show vote

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