The Bishop of Liverpool

Former 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 the Bishop of Liverpool’s votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Care Quality Commission: Morecambe Bay Hospitals — Statement 20 Jun 2013

    My Lords, chaplains occupy a unique position in hospitals in relation not just to patients but to staff. Will the Department of Health keep under review the role of the chaplain in relation to both patients and staff, especially when a culture of carelessness and intimidation emerges?
  • G8 Summit — Statement 19 Jun 2013

    My Lords, we on these Benches very much welcome the direction of travel on taxes, trade and transparency. Can the Minister tell us what steps Her Majesty’s Government will take to ensure that these three Ts figure strongly on the agenda of the G20 summit later this year?
  • Children: Adult Material Online — Question 19 Jun 2013

    My Lords, in light of yesterday’s question about sex education, and the important Question put by the noble Baroness, Lady Benjamin, can the Minister tell the House whether there is interdepartmental working that involves the Department for Education, the Department of Health, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Ministry of Justice?

More of The Bishop of Liverpool’s recent appearances


Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 20 October 2003

Left the House of Lords on 31 August 2013 — retired

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (22 Jul 2010 to 7 Jul 2011)

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