Lord Russell-Johnston

Former Liberal Democrat 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.

Recent appearances

  • Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2008 17 Jul 2008

    My Lords, I shall speak briefly on a different issue in which the Minister was involved. The PMOI, after a long and complicated legal process in the British courts, was cleared of being a terrorist organisation. I recall the Minister making a statement about this in this House. He, and certainly the Minister in another place, indicated that the consequence of the case would be a change of...
  • Turkey: EU Observers 17 Jul 2007

    My Lords, on the specific question of observation, I was a member of the Council of Europe observation team. Does the Minister agree that the Council of Europe has a long and admirable record of rigorous but fair observation of elections? Is not the fact that it has a very large observation team present much to be welcomed?
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Eggs 26 Jun 2007

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Following the ban by the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre of the proposed 50th anniversary re-issue of the advertisement "Go to work on an egg", whether they propose to issue guidelines on the composition of an acceptable varied diet at breakfast.

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Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 27 July 2008 — Died

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