Lord Patten

Conservative 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.

A selection of Lord Patten’s votes

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We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Patten’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Patten’s full vote analysis page for more.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Other offices held in the past

  • Secretary of State for Education and Science (10 Apr 1992 to 20 Jul 1994)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (13 Jun 1987 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Housing) (2 Sep 1985 to 12 Jun 1987)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Security) (14 Jun 1983 to 2 Sep 1985)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (5 Jan 1981 to 13 Jun 1983)

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