Lord Ashley of Stoke

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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A selection of Lord Ashley of Stoke’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Disabled People: Dementia — Question 11 Oct 2010

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help people with impaired faculties, such as hearing or vision, and concurrent dementia.
  • Disabled People: Dementia — Question 11 Oct 2010

    I thank the noble Earl for that response. Is he aware that people with dementia who are also blind and deaf have a really difficult life? They are trapped in a kind of living hell and require urgent attention. The Minister said that the Government are accelerating the process. To what extent is that happening, and can he guarantee that the Government will support a campaign to provide all the...
  • Economy: Spending Cuts — Question 6 Oct 2010

    My Lords, there seems to be little point in assessing the value and impact of the cuts if the cuts have not been made. Will the Government make a further announcement after the cuts, so that the impact can be accurately assessed?

More of Lord Ashley of Stoke’s recent appearances


Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1992

Left the House of Lords on 20 April 2012 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 1976 to 31 Jul 1978)

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