Lord Goldsmith

Labour Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected 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

  • Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note 18 Aug 2021

    My Lords, there are many in Afghanistan whose safety must now be protected, including those who have worked to support the rule of law, such as Mr Rohullah Qarizada, president of the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association, who has been engaged in hundreds of cases fighting for human rights and now fears for his life and the lives of his family. I particularly join the noble and learned Lord,...
  • Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion 20 Apr 2021

    My Lords, I support the amendment proposed by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Garnier. First, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Donaghy on the clarity with which she has presented this report, and I hope she knows how much I respect her opinions. I am not going to speak in any detail to the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Balfe, as time will not permit, save to note that the points he...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 70 15 Mar 2021

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Earl, Lord Sandwich, who spoke as a member of the International Agreements Committee—I am its chair—as did the noble Lord, Lord Lansley, and as will the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, when he follows me. Reference has rightly been made to our inquiry into why the Government have not yet ratified the Istanbul convention, which is described by the...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Union Committee (since 4 Jun 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, International Agreements Committee (23 Apr 2020 to 18 Oct 2021)
  • Chair, International Agreements Committee (23 Apr 2020 to 18 Oct 2021)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (9 Jun 2010 to 1 Dec 2011)
  • Attorney General (Law Officers) (12 Jun 2001 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Attorney General, Law Officers' Department (11 Jun 2001 to 28 Jun 2007)

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