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
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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 Baroness Walmsley’s votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
8 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Walmsley’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Walmsley’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the COVID-19 vaccination programme towards meeting its (1) delivery targets, and (2) objectives.
My Lords, the vaccine programme certainly is going well, but there is evidence that some groups are being left behind. One such group is housebound people. Although they cannot leave their homes, carers and family come in, which opens them up to infection. Why does NHS England not record the number of housebound patients who have received the vaccination? What is being done to speed up their...
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the UK's departure from the EU, what system has been put in place to scrutinise illegal state aid complaints in the UK.
More of Baroness Walmsley’s recent appearances
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 23 May 2000
Positions held at time of appointment: Public Relations Consultant (from Number 10 press release)
Currently held offices
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 29 Oct 2019)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 1 Jul 2019)
- Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers (since 1 Oct 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 2015 to 12 Oct 2017)
- Member, Affordable Childcare Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
- Member, House Committee (Lords) (25 Feb 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (25 Feb 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
- Spokesperson for Children, Schools and Families (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Spokesperson in the Lords (Education and Children), Children, Schools and Families (5 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Spokesperson in the Lords (Education & Children), Innovation, Universities and Skills (4 Jul 2007 to 5 Jul 2007)
- Spokesperson in the Lords (Education & Children), Education & Skills (21 Mar 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
- Spokesperson in the Lords (Children), Education & Skills (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Education & Skills (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (12 Dec 2000 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (12 Dec 2000 to 7 May 2005)
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