Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate

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.

Recent appearances

  • Broadband: Social Tariffs - Question 31 Jan 2023

    My Lords, the Minister is right in what he says, but while we all support the universal need for broadband, since 26 December last year, as he knows, planning regulations have been changed so that all new-build housing must have full-fibre broadband provision. Is he satisfied with that, and does he not think there are other ways in which we can encourage providers to provide full fibre for a...
  • Wales: Additional Financial Resources - Question 18 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I am following on from my noble friend Lord Forsyth’s point. While we are discussing the Barnett formula, a considerable number of people in England, particularly in parts of England quite close to the Scottish border, have always been concerned about the preferential treatment given to Scotland through the Barnett formula in terms of public spending. Does the Minister not think...
  • Financial Services - Question 11 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I declare a partial interest in that a member of my family is involved in designing, constructing and introducing ATMs and other retail technology. Does my noble friend think that enough is being done on the relationship and connection between organisations that represent those with disabilities, the Government and the manufacturers and designers of this equipment?

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2016

Previously MP for Leeds North East until 8 April 1997 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Leeds North East

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (20 Jun 2019 to 23 Jul 2019)
  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (18 Oct 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • The Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household (7 Jul 1995 to 18 Oct 1995)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (16 Dec 1992 to 7 Jul 1995)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (28 Nov 1990 to 11 Jan 1992)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Jan 1990)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Jan 1990)

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