Lord Sheikh

Former Conservative 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 Sheikh’s votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) 10 Sep 2022

    My Lords, I join millions of people in the country and all over the world in expressing my sorrow and pain at the passing of our great monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Our late Queen was an extraordinary and remarkable lady who ruled us with dignity, wisdom and good humour during our good and bad times over a period of seven decades. Her late Majesty provided unbiased counsel to 15 British Prime...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan 22 Apr 2022

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the attempt to normalise relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia based on the five principles Azerbaijan recently offered to Armenia; and the role any non-cooperation from Armenia may have played in hindering such normalisation.
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan 22 Apr 2022

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, the Foreign Secretary has had with her Armenian counterpart concerning the release of data about Azerbaijanis who went missing during hostilities in the 1990s.

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 June 2006

Left the House of Lords on 22 September 2022

Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (25 May 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) (11 May 2009 to 16 Jul 2009)

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