Baroness Buscombe

Conservative 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.

A selection of Baroness Buscombe’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Mental Health Act Reform - Question 26 Jan 2023

    To ask His Majesty’s Government what reforms they are proposing to the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Mental Health Act Reform - Question 26 Jan 2023

    I thank my noble friend the Minister for his comments on the Joint Committee’s report. I had the privilege of chairing its inquiry and I am grateful for the contributions of Members of both Houses. The Government must of course spend time considering with care our recommendations, but as a committee we feel strongly that a Bill should be introduced to Parliament as soon as is practicable to...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Currently held offices

  • Member, Horticultural Sector Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)
  • Chair, Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill (since 21 Jul 2022)
  • Chair, Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill (since 21 Jul 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill (19 Jul 2022 to 21 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (4 Mar 2020 to 20 Oct 2022)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (15 Jun 2017 to 30 Jul 2019)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (21 Dec 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (15 Jan 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
  • Shadow Minister, Education (16 Dec 2005 to 11 Jan 2007)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Education (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (10 May 2005 to 11 Jan 2007)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Home Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (6 Jul 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (6 Jul 2004 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Home, Constitutional & Legal Affairs (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
  • Shadow Minister (Home, Constitutional and Legal Affairs) (3 Feb 2003 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (26 Nov 2002 to 22 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (21 Dec 1999 to 2 Feb 2001)
  • Shadow Minister (Home, Constitutional and Legal Affairs) (29 Nov 1999 to 20 Nov 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Social Security) (30 Jun 1999 to 22 Jun 2000)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (29 Jun 1999 to 27 Oct 2000)

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