Lord Shipley

Liberal Democrat 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

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

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

  • Covid-19 (Public Services Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 22 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I remind the House that I am a vice-president of the Local Government Association. First, I congratulate the committee on its report and thank the noble Baroness, Lady Armstrong, for her introduction. She is absolutely right in calling for us to learn the lessons of how public services have been delivered—or, indeed, not delivered—during the pandemic. She also talked about the...
  • Council Tax - Question 22 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I refer the House to my registered interests. What consideration will the Government give to the potential benefit of a proportional property tax, as recommended by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee to replace council tax and business rates in its report published earlier this week?
  • Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] - Second Reading 25 Jun 2021

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Bates. I agree entirely with what he has just said. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bird, for the opportunity afforded by his Private Member’s Bill, which I warmly welcome for both its proposals and its timeliness. It offers a resetting of how we construct public policy, and, for that reason, it is to be strongly welcomed. I hope that...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Youth Unemployment Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • Chair, Youth Unemployment Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • Member, EU Goods Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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