Lord Mance

Judge 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

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 22 Oct 2021

    My Lords, in my former judicial capacity in the Supreme Court in the case of Nicklinson, which the noble Baroness, Lady Bakewell, has mentioned, I was one of the clear seven-to-two majority who said that this was not a matter for judges but for Parliament to decide. In my current legislative capacity, I welcome the opportunity to join in this debate. Suicide is decriminalised, yet assisting...
  • Conduct - Motion to Agree: Motion 20 Jul 2021

    I beg to move. Ayes 315, Noes 86.
  • Conduct - Motion to Agree 20 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I beg to move that the third report of the Conduct Committee be agreed to. As your Lordships are aware, and as has just been said, the House, by Standing Order 68, has decided that such a report is decided without debate, so I will confine myself to a brief introduction. On 3 November last year, the House agreed to a recommendation from the Conduct Committee, consistent with the...

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Judge Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 October 2005

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Conduct Committee (9 May 2019 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Chair, Conduct Committee (9 May 2019 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, European Union Committee (13 Nov 2007 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (21 Nov 2006 to 12 Nov 2009)

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