The Bishop of Chichester

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

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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.

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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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Recent appearances

  • Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill: Commons Reasons and Amendment 25 Apr 2012

    My Lords, I strongly support the noble and learned Baroness in everything that she has just said. She has very starkly set out the figures and the likely impact of not sending this back to the Commons. She has quite rightly said that people could die as a result. It is hard to engage in this discussion without having a rerun of the long debate that we have just had about the non-pursued...
  • Spencer Perceval — Question 25 Apr 2012

    My Lords, does the Minister agree that the continuation of slavery and quasi-slavery in very many parts of the world 200 years after the so-called abolition of slavery continues to be a scandal, and could he outline what Her Majesty's Government intend to do in order to continually influence our partners in the international community to bring this to a speedy end?
  • Economy: Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note 22 Mar 2012

    My Lords, the Chancellor has noble aims-a stable economy, a fairer, more efficient and simpler tax system and the encouragement of growth. From these Benches, I am pleased to endorse all three of those objectives. The debate is therefore not so much about the Government's declared intentions as whether the Chancellor's proposals are best calculated to achieve them. A stable economy and...

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 13 March 2008

Left the House of Lords on 30 April 2012 — retired

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