Baroness Brinton

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health)

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

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve 1 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing these two statutory instruments retrospectively reintroducing face masks and rules for self-isolation. From these Benches, we repeat our thanks to the scientists in South Africa for their early-warning system and their excellent genomic sequencing of omicron. I also thank the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee for its swift advice to your...
  • Ambulance Response Times - Question 1 Dec 2021

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of current ambulance response times; and what steps they are taking to reduce them.
  • Ambulance Response Times - Question 1 Dec 2021

    Last week, the BBC reported that Shropshire had run out of ambulances, as every ambulance was queueing outside hospitals. Yesterday, the Shropshire Star reported that the West Midlands Ambulance Service had apologised that ambulance-hospital handover times were now four hours. This is happening all over the country, and people are dying waiting for paramedics. This is before the expected...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 February 2011

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health) (since 1 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats (13 Dec 2019 to 1 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 15 Mar 2016)
  • Party Chair, Liberal Democrats (1 Jan 2015 to 1 Jan 2020)

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