Lord Blaker

Former Conservative 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.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

Recent appearances

  • Zimbabwe — Question 16 Mar 2009

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Zimbabwe.
  • Zimbabwe — Question 16 Mar 2009

    My Lords, I am sure that the whole House will agree with what the noble Lord has just said about Tsvangirai's wife. Were not specific commitments made in the Memorandum of Understanding between political parties in Zimbabwe? Does not Mugabe's party continue flagrantly to breach those commitments? Does not the memorandum also say that implementation of the global political agreement, "shall be...
  • Foreign Policy — Debate (Continued) 26 Feb 2009

    My Lords, I start by congratulating two people, one of whom was here a moment ago. I wanted to congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford, on choosing a topic for debate that has turned out to produce an excellent debate, which we still have not finished. I congratulate noble Lords still planning to speak on staying in the Chamber. The other person whom I wanted to congratulate is the noble...

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1994

Left the House of Lords on 5 July 2009 — Died

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