The Bishop of Southwark

Former 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.

Recent appearances

  • Probation Service — Debate 21 Jan 2010

    My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, on giving this House the opportunity to debate this important subject. I am particularly interested in the debate because it was in south London, in what is now the Diocese of Southwark, that the radical decision was taken in 1876 to employ a group of police court missioners. They acted as advocates in the courts, pleading...
  • Nuclear Disarmament — Debate 21 Jan 2010

    My Lords, I, too, am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Hannay of Chiswick, for enabling us to have this important debate. I will focus on some of the ethical aspects. As your Lordships are aware, a major factor in the conduct of a just war is the principle of proportion, which is that, "the harm done in the conduct of the war must never be greater than the harm done or the injustice caused by...
  • Equality Bill — Committee (3rd Day) 19 Jan 2010

    I thank the Government for accepting this amendment. Amendment 58A, as amended, agreed. Amendment 58C Moved by Lord Lester of Herne Hill 58C: Schedule 3, page 145, line 11, at end insert- "Part 6ATelevision, radio and on-line broadcasting and distribution (1) Section 29 does not apply to the provision of a content service (within the meaning given by section 32(7) of the Communications Act...

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords in 1996

Left the House of Lords on 5 March 2010 — retired

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