Baroness Thornton

Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues)

Labour Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected 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

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 11 Jul 2022

    Information Commissioner’s Office report 'Who’s Under Investigation: The processing of victims’ personal data in rape and serious sexual offence investigations' – Baroness Thornton. Oral questions; 2:30 pm
  • Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Second Reading 28 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who will speak in today’s debate and all the organisations and the Library for their excellent briefing on the Bill. I also thank the Minister for presenting the Bill with his usual clarity and elegance, expressing many aspirations that many of us would agree with about free speech. Having worked with the noble Earl for many years, both as a Minister and in...
  • Domestic Abuse Victims - Question 8 Jun 2022

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are providing specialist support for domestic abuse victims facing multiple disadvantages.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998 — unknown

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (since 18 May 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (since 10 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Nov 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (17 Oct 2011 to 1 Jul 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (8 Oct 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health (25 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (19 Feb 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (18 Feb 2008 to 19 Feb 2010)
  • Government Whip (25 Jan 2008 to 25 Mar 2010)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 18 Dec 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (6 Dec 1999 to 30 Nov 2000)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (24 Nov 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)

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