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 and Care Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 47 18 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, for laying these amendments and pay tribute to her for her tireless work in the palliative care sector and in your Lordships’ House. I also thank Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Sue Ryder, Alzheimer’s Society and Together for Short Lives for their very helpful briefing. Clause 16 provides integrated care boards with duties to commission hospital...
  • Health and Care Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 46 18 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I am speaking in support of the amendments in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett, starting with Amendment 46. After many helpful discussions both today and earlier on in Committee looking at membership, structures and representations of ICBs, these amendments take us back to the first principles and ask your Lordships’ House to look at what should be in scope for the...
  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (6th Day): Amendment 114D 17 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Russell, for his comprehensive introduction to this amendment and his explanation of the different types of stalking. When Gracie Spinks was stalked and then murdered in June by a non-partner, her case was made infinitely worse by the behaviour of the police both before and after she died. In February, she had reported the worrying behaviour of Michael...

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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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