Lord Sharkey

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 Sharkey’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Grand Committee 2 Dec 2021

    Protecting vulnerable people from financial fraud – Lord Sharkey. Short debate
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Employee Ownership: Sharing Economy 26 Nov 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration, if any, they have given to creating a new category of tax advantaged share scheme, analogous to the existing employee share ownership schemes, for which people in the gig economy would be eligible.
  • House of Lords: Politically Exposed Persons - Question 25 Nov 2021

    As other noble Lords have said, the banks continue to break the guidelines on how to treat UK PEPs and their families. The guidelines were set out four years ago and were very clear. Despite that, Nationwide wrote to my daughter last month—as well as to the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter—asking her for enormous and intrusive financial detail. There was a six-page questionnaire to be filled...

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Profile

Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 December 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • 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

  • 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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