Lord Kinnock

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.

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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A selection of Lord Kinnock’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion 4 Apr 2019

    And you haven’t changed a bit.
  • Brexit: EU Commission - Question 10 Oct 2018

    My Lords, was it the confidence of the Government, of which the Minister just spoke, that induced them yesterday to advertise for: “Resilience Advisers: EU Exit Readiness and Response Support to Local Preparedness”, in the event of a no-deal Brexit? Is that intelligent, prudent anticipation on the Government’s part or is it anticipation of utter chaos?
  • Gambling Advertising - Question 12 Sep 2018

    My Lords, years ago the UK abolished the advertising of tobacco in any form. When it is so evident that problem gambling and gambling among young people, according to recent evidence, are generating so much tragedy and potential disaster for individuals and families, why can we not now, in 2018, do the same with gambling?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 31 January 2005

Previously MP for Islwyn until 20 January 1995 — unknown

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented Islwyn; Bedwellty

Other offices held in the past

  • Vice-President of the European Commission (16 Sep 1999 to 21 Nov 2004)
  • European Commissioner (1 Jul 1995 to 21 Nov 2004)
  • Party Chair, Labour Party (1 Jul 1987 to 1 Jul 1988)
  • Leader of HM Official Opposition (2 Oct 1983 to 18 Jul 1992)
  • Leader of the Labour Party (2 Oct 1983 to 18 Jul 1992)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1978 to 1 Jul 1994)

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