Baroness Brinton

Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ambulance Services: Alcoholic Drinks 20 Aug 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of alcohol-related ambulance service callouts in each of the last four years in England.
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve 29 Jul 2020

    My Lords, as my noble friends Lord Scriven and Lady Jolly and other noble Lords have commented, these regulations came into force on 4 July, well over three weeks ago, and indeed other towns and areas have had partial lockdowns since. However, there is a real problem with the constant delaying of presenting these regulations to Parliament, which shows that the Government are really not...
  • Covid-19: Response - Statement 27 Jul 2020

    My Lords, from these Liberal Democrat Benches, I thank and congratulate all the millions of people, whether paid staff or volunteers, who have worked tirelessly over the last five months to combat this pandemic, serving people and providing support during what is the most extraordinary health crisis in 100 years. As the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, outlined, it is very disappointing that...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 February 2011

Currently held offices

  • Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats (since 13 Dec 2019)
  • Party Chair, Liberal Democrats (since 1 Jan 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 15 Mar 2016)

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