Baroness Sherlock

Opposition Senior Whip (Lords)

Labour Peer

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

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

  • Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Committee: Amendment 3 27 Oct 2020

    My Lords, I am grateful to all noble Lords who have spoken to these amendments. As the noble Lord, Lord Shipley, said, if the Government will the ending or reducing of pensioner poverty, they must also will the means. I am not sure that we have heard that today—in fact, I am quite confident that we have not. Other noble Lords made some very good points. The noble Baroness, Lady Janke, made...
  • Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Committee: Amendment 3 27 Oct 2020

    I am very grateful to the Minister for coming back on this. I will look out for those responses, and for the opportunity to discuss them on the Floor of this House. I thank her for her intervention, for addressing the questions and for her constant willingness to talk to us. These things make our debates much better. Amendment 3 withdrawn. Clause 1 agreed. Amendment 4 not moved. Clause 2...
  • Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Committee: Amendment 2 27 Oct 2020

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Randall of Uxbridge, for explaining his amendment to us. He is a strong advocate for this cause and I am very sympathetic to the position in which many pensioners find themselves. However, it is a difficult issue, which successive Governments have struggled to resolve. Perhaps I may ask the Minister some specific questions. First, we have heard that...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Opposition Senior Whip (Lords) (since 27 May 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 8 Oct 2013)

Other offices held in the past

  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (18 Mar 2013 to 27 May 2015)

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