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.
We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
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Entered the House of Lords on 15 March 2022
Previously MP for Watford until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019; Independent until 6 Nov 2019
Also represented Watford
Lord Harrington of Watford campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.