Lord King of West Bromwich

Former Labour 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 Lord King of West Bromwich’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Police 24 Sep 2012

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers took early retirement in (1) 2010, and (2) 2011, in the police forces of (a) Birmingham, (b) Coventry, (c) Solihull, (d) Wolverhampton, (e) Walsall, (f) Sandwell, and (g) Dudley. To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average number of police officers working in (1) 2009, (2) 2010, and (3) 2011, for the police forces of (a)...
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Immigration 24 Sep 2012

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have entered the United Kingdom in each of the last five years from (1) the European Union, (2) the Commonwealth, and (3) the rest of the world.
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Private Contractors 24 Sep 2012

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the recent difficulties with G4S's contract to provide security for the Olympics, what assessment they have made of the guidance provided to government departments on entering into contracts with private sector organisations.

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Left the House of Lords on 9 January 2013 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F (8 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)

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