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 Adonis’s votes
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Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 4 absences, in 2011.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010.
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, in 2011.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
11 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2008–2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Adonis’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Adonis’s full vote analysis page for more.
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Entered the House of Lords on 23 May 2005
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (7 Oct 2011 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Secretary of State, Department for Transport (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- The Secretary of State for Transport (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State, Department for Transport (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (5 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families (13 Jul 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families (28 Jun 2007 to 13 Jul 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools), Department for Education and Skills (17 Jun 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Skills (11 May 2005 to 17 Jun 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Schools) (10 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
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