Lord Sharkey

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

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Royal Mint: Non-fungible Tokens 23 Jan 2023

    To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the announcement on 4 April 2022 that the Royal Mint has been asked to create a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) in the summer of 2022, when this token is likely to be issued; and for what use this token is intended.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Royal Mint: Non-fungible Tokens 23 Jan 2023

    To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the announcement on 4 April 2022 that the Royal Mint has been asked to create a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) in the summer of 2022, how many public or civil servants, expressed as full-time equivalents (1) are, and (2) have, been working on this project; what costs have so far been incurred; what the projected total cost of this project is; and what...
  • Financial Services and Markets Bill - Second Reading 10 Jan 2023

    My Lords, we welcome the overall objectives of the Bill but have some significant reservations. In the absurd five minutes allowed, I will focus on the reservations rather than the merits of the Bill. We have very serious reservations about the wholesale bypassing of parliamentary scrutiny that the Bill could bring about. We are sceptical about the merit of the proposed new growth and...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 December 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, EU Services Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 15 Jul 2019)
  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee A (since 4 Sep 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Chair, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (16 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (16 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 16 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)

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