Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton

Former 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

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Social Housing - Question 21 Nov 2017

    My Lords, will the Minister accept that the Government’s commitment to raising standards in education rings hollow when so many families with small children live in temporary accommodation? I refer to my own experience as chair of education in Lancashire. These children cannot settle and have the good early years education or the family life and security that they need to achieve the...
  • Brexit: Food Prices - Question 14 Nov 2017

    My Lords—
  • Brexit: Food Prices - Question 14 Nov 2017

    My Lords, will the Minister accept that his words stating that the Government are aware of the impact of rising food prices on the poorest people in the country have a hollow ring? To be aware of the problem and pursue policies that worsen the situation is a very evil act. Many of these families are suffering enormously because of the Government’s policies. Will the Minister take back the...

More of Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton’s recent appearances


Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1994

Left the House of Lords on 30 March 2018

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 30 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (17 Jul 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Leader's Group on Members Leaving the House (L) Committee (1 Jul 2010 to 13 Jan 2011)
  • Government Whip (7 May 1997 to 11 May 2010)

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