All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.
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.
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.
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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of support available to veterans subject to ongoing historic investigations.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the action required to safeguard universities as places of (1) free speech, and (2) challenging ideas.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the mileage allowance for frontline care workers given the rising cost of fuel.
DUP Peer, Former DUP MLA for Belfast East
Entered the House of Lords on 24 July 2006
Positions held at time of appointment: Lord Mayor of Belfast. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the Assembly on 9 March 2007 — election
Left the Assembly on 24 March 2011 — Dissolved for election
Also represented Belfast East