As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected 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

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Recent appearances

  • Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 16 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I add my congratulations and strong support to the noble Lord, Lord Knight. He was a brilliant Schools Minister, and he nailed the case in the introduction to his Bill. I naturally share the scepticism that he expressed, and on which the noble Lord, Lord Hannan, expanded, about the dangers of loading the curriculum with ever more worthy subjects—each worthy in their own right....
  • Global Education Summit - Question 14 Jul 2021

    As the noble Lord, Lord Collins, referenced, the impact of the pandemic on learning creates a greater need for countries to increase their investment in education just at the moment when their economies have shrunk. Will the UK ask the summit to set a goal for nations to increase the proportion of GDP that they spend on education year on year?
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Coronavirus 13 Jul 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of days of in-person education lost by school pupils in England and Wales as a result of isolating after coming into to contact with a fellow pupil who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 4 September 2020

Previously MP for Barrow and Furness until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015; Labour/Co-operative until 29 Apr 2018; Independent until 6 Nov 2019

Also represented Barrow and Furness

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Topics of interest

Lord Walney campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Defence
  • Freedom of Information
  • Public Appointments
  • Pay
  • Senior Civil Servants
  • Training

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (5 Feb 2018 to 8 May 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (8 May 2015 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (25 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (8 Oct 2010 to 11 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Address of donor: Level 2, 40 Macquarie Barton, ACT 2600 Australia

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £5,501.09

Destination of visit: Canberra and Sydney

Dates of visit: 4-11 October 2018

Purpose of visit: To participate in the Australia-United Kingdom Defence and Industry 1.5 Track Dialogue.

(Registered 07 November 2018)
Name of donor: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: PO Box 55937, Riyadh 11544

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): return flight London to Riyadh costing £6,484.22; internal flight Riyadh to Dammam costing £562.80; two nights in hotel in Riyadh costing £1,030; total value £8,077.02

Destination of visit: Riyadh and Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia

Dates of visit: 22-25 September 2019

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact finding visit to Saudi Aramco facilities targeted in 14 September 2019 attack and receiving briefings on latest regional situation.

(Registered 14 October 2019)

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