Lord Kingsdown

Former Crossbench 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 Kingsdown’s votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 3 Apr 2002

    My Lords, to the great good fortune of the people of my native county of Kent, Her Majesty was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle from 1978, a historic office whose origins, as everyone will know, lay in the need to reorganise the defence of the south-east coast of England against raiders or even invaders from the Continent. Among her predecessors were the first...

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 July 1993

Left the House of Lords on 24 November 2013 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (29 Nov 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)

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