Lord Bhatia

Non-affiliated Peer

There are currently votes on relevant topics that are not included in the summaries below. We are working on bringing these records up to date over the next few months.

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.

Show more detail
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 Lord Bhatia’s votes

See full list of topics voted on

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

Recent appearances

  • Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note 18 Aug 2021

    My Lords, I agree with most of the speeches made by various Peers. All that has been said, and the questions asked, are valid. We are facing a disaster that is unfolding in front of us. My thoughts go back to decisions taken by various Governments after 9/11. Germany allowed thousands to come from Syria. Prime Minister Thatcher allowed east African nationals to come to the UK and others to...
  • Future UK-EU Relationship on Professional and Business Services (EU Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 22 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I fully agree with what the noble Baroness, Lady Donaghy, said in her speech. She has laid out all the parts of the committee’s report, which was unanimous. We must acknowledge that this sector is vital to the UK economy, contributing £224 billion and employing some 4.6 million people. The Government are yet to give their final response to the committee’s report. Can the...
  • Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 16 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Knight, and support him in introducing this Bill. The Bill will amend Section 78 of the 2002 Education Act to include a general provision for education on the environment and sustainable citizenship. It will require maintained and nursery schools to follow a curriculum that “instils an ethos and ability to care for oneself, others and the natural...

More of Lord Bhatia’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)

Profile

Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 June 2001

Party was Other until 8 Jul 2001; Crossbench until 20 Oct 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee On Religious Offences (15 May 2002 to 10 Apr 2003)

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)