Lord True

Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Conservative 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.

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 13 May 2021

    Constitution and the Union – Lord Stewart of Dirleton – Lord True. Debate on the Address
  • Covid-19: Status Certification - Private Notice Question 29 Apr 2021

    My Lords, we recognise the significant public and parliamentary interest in this important topic. That is why we are conducting a wide-ranging review, seeking input from clinicians, parliamentarians and businesses, and from specialists in areas such as ethics, equalities and privacy. The review is ongoing and no final decisions about the use of Covid status certification have been made. The...
  • Covid-19: Status Certification - Private Notice Question 29 Apr 2021

    My Lords, I said in my Answer that work on the review continues and therefore there should not be an assumption. Before the Private Notice Question was agreed—which of course I have no objection to—my right honourable friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster laid a Written Ministerial Statement, and I laid a Written Ministerial Statement, on the current position. It is before your...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (since 13 Feb 2020)
  • Chair, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee (since 17 May 2018)
  • Chair, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee (since 17 May 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (1 Jul 2019 to 24 Feb 2020)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (22 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (2 Nov 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)

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