Lord Watts

Labour Peer

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.

25 Jan 2023

  • On 25 Jan 2023: Lord Watts voted yes on Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Report — Amendment 22 Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2023: Lord Watts voted yes on Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Report — Amendment 21 Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2023: Lord Watts voted yes on Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Report — Amendment 11 Show vote

7 Dec 2022

  • On 7 Dec 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Report — Amendment 22 Show vote

12 Oct 2022

  • On 12 Oct 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Report — Amendment 28 Show vote

20 Jul 2022

  • On 20 Jul 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Slavery and Human Trafficking (Definition of Victim) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve — Amendment to the Motion Show vote

18 Jul 2022

  • On 18 Jul 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve — Amendment to the Motion Show vote

5 Jul 2022

  • On 5 Jul 2022: Lord Watts voted no on Sitting Times - Motion to Resolve — Amendment to the Motion Show vote

4 Jul 2022

  • On 4 Jul 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [HL] - Report — Amendment 12 Show vote
  • On 4 Jul 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [HL] - Report — Amendment 6A Show vote

28 Jun 2022

  • On 28 Jun 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Pharmacy (Responsible Pharmacists, Superintendent Pharmacists etc.) Order 2022 - Motion to Approve — Amendment to the Motion Show vote

27 Apr 2022

  • On 27 Apr 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Elections Bill - Commons Amendments and Reason — Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) Show vote
  • On 27 Apr 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Elections Bill - Commons Amendments and Reason — Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) Show vote
  • On 27 Apr 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Nationality and Borders Bill - Commons Reasons — Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) Show vote
  • On 27 Apr 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Commons Amendment and Reasons — Motion C1 (as an amendment to Motion C) Show vote

25 Apr 2022

  • On 25 Apr 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Elections Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 69A Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Elections Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 63 Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Elections Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 45 Show vote

6 Apr 2022

  • On 6 Apr 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Elections Bill - Report (1st Day) — Amendment 8 Show vote

5 Apr 2022

  • On 5 Apr 2022: Lord Watts voted yes on Health and Care Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons — Motion J1 (as an amendment to Motion J) Show vote

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