Lord Burlison

Former Labour Peer

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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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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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Recent appearances

  • Railways Bill 4 Apr 2005

    My Lords, I support my noble friend Lord Morris of Manchester in bringing forward the amendments. I agree very much with what he seeks to achieve, and I too urge the Minister to consider that the changes be incorporated in the Bill this afternoon. I would like to make two short contributions on the issues of service specification and rail franchise co-signatory status. I maintain that the...
  • Railways Bill 10 Feb 2005

    My Lords, I shall speak on the part of the Bill concerning the passenger transport executives and the effect of the legislation on their powers. I suppose that my interest goes back to the very start of PTEs. A predecessor of mine in a previous incarnation, Alderman Andrew Cunningham, was chairman of the Tyne and Wear PTE. He was a brilliant chairman, and I now see that many of the markers...
  • Defence 17 Jan 2005

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for bringing this debate to your Lordships' House. My noble friend obviously felt, as many of your Lordships did during the debate on the Queen's Speech, that further time should be set aside for this subject. We welcome the speed with which this has happened. I know that my noble friend appreciates the quality of knowledge and experience in this House, and no...

More of Lord Burlison’s recent appearances


Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 20 May 2008 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Government Whip (28 Jan 1999 to 11 Jun 2000)

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