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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A selection of Baroness Chapman of Darlington’s votes
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Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2016.
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016.
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 15 votes against, 8 absences, between 2010–2019.
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2019.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016.
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2016.
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Reprimand issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office to the Department for Education for breaching data protection law regarding children’s private information – Baroness Chapman of Darlington.
My Lords, what parents, health professionals, educators and retailers want is some consistency and clarity from the Government. Can the Minister confirm whether the Government intend to maintain the previous Prime Minister’s plans to ditch the vast majority of their 2020 obesity strategy, against the advice of the current Chancellor, who just two months ago signed a letter from former...
Similarly to the previous speakers, we broadly support these measures. The noble Lord, Lord Jones, has gone in on some very fine points of detail. I want to deal with a bit more of the broader context and refer to the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, which called for a total reset of children’s social services. Half of local authority children’s services departments were...
More of Baroness Chapman of Darlington’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 1 February 2021
Previously MP for Darlington until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Also represented Darlington
Topics of interest
Baroness Chapman of Darlington campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Ministry of Justice
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Prison Service
- Mobile Phones
- Prisons: Private Sector
- Wormwood Scrubs Prison
Currently held offices
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (since 10 May 2022)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (since 4 Dec 2021)
- Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office (since 22 Jun 2021)
- Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 22 Jun 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade) (4 Dec 2021 to 17 Jun 2022)
- Member, Procedure Committee (7 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union) (9 Oct 2016 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Jan 2016 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Jan 2016)
- Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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