Lord Triesman

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 58 14 Nov 2022

    My Lords, I rise to speak to my Amendment 62. I can help the Minister by saying that it is probably imperfect. That may save her a lot of time later, as she tries to dissect it to see how well it would or would not work. I have been doing my best to find something that might work, but I am painfully aware of its imperfections. Perhaps the best thing I can do is explain what I want it to...
  • Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 48 14 Nov 2022

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Johnson. Like so many other people in the debate, I strongly agree with the comments made, from the speech by the noble Lord, Lord Grabiner, onwards. I also do not believe that this clause should remain. I do not believe it will do the job it is supposed to, and it will almost inevitably lead to the chilling effect that the noble...
  • Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 11 Oct 2022

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lords, Lord Howard and Lord Pannick, for providing us with an unanswerable case that this is a breach of international law. Many of us will want no part in a breach of international law. It is an unmoveable bedrock of what we do. The noble Baroness, Lady O’Loan, provided a serious agenda for what can and should take place in the negotiations, which I also hope...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 January 2004

Currently held offices

  • Member, Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee (since 22 Jun 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee (15 Oct 2020 to 24 Nov 2021)
  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (13 Oct 2010 to 1 Apr 2014)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Intellectual Property and Quality) (29 Jun 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (28 Jun 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (11 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (10 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Government Whip (23 Jun 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Lords in Waiting (Whips) (19 Dec 2003 to 10 May 2005)

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