Lord Shipley

Liberal Democrat 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

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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.

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.

A selection of Lord Shipley’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Social Security (Additional Payments) (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) 20 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for his introduction. I noted everything that he said, but I agree with the noble Baroness, Lady Lister, that, while it would be churlish not to welcome the Bill, such a welcome must be qualified. A year ago, as she reminded us, there were lots of objections—including from me—to the level of the increase, particularly in view of the rising rate of inflation...
  • Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 168B 20 Mar 2023

    My Lords, my name appears on Amendment 428, together with that of my noble friend Lady Pinnock. I just want to say two things. First, I hope the Minister understands the seriousness of this issue. Proposals for the reform of business rates have been regularly promised in the past, and there is clear evidence that reform is needed. Secondly, I draw the House’s attention to the announcement...
  • Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 166 20 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I will speak very briefly about saturation areas and Article 4 directives that already exist under the planning system. I support the amendment in my name and that of my noble friend Lord Foster of Bath. It is important because it would enable neighbourhood plans to include policies relating to the proportion of dwellings that may be second homes and short-term holiday lets under a...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Services Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, EU Goods Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Youth Unemployment Committee (28 Jan 2021 to 16 Nov 2021)
  • Chair, Youth Unemployment Committee (28 Jan 2021 to 16 Nov 2021)
  • Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities, Decentralisation and the Northern Powerhouse) (1 Jun 2015 to 3 Dec 2015)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (24 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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