Lord Deighton

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.

Recent appearances

  • Palace of Westminster: Restoration and Renewal - Motion to Approve 6 Feb 2018

    My Lords, I must admit that I had feared that this project was being very skilfully directed into the long grass, so I was delighted that the other place selected the most urgent of the options at its disposal—what I would call the “for heaven’s sake, let’s get on with it” choice. I am delighted and a little bit surprised, in that way when you think, “Yes, that was a bold...
  • NHS: Cancer Treatments - Question for Short Debate 25 Jan 2018

    My Lords, my first experience of the courage of the noble Baroness, Lady Jowell, was watching her take on the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, to squeeze the Olympic budget out of him, which was as close as you can get to a combat sport. None of us who know her is in the least surprised that she should see her cancer challenge as an opportunity to help other people. I thank her for shining her very...
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Battle of Waterloo: Commemorative Coins 26 Mar 2015

    Every year, The Royal Mint issues a series of coins to mark anniversaries that reflect British history, traditions and identity. In 2015, it commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo with a UK £5 coin. The design is an interpretation of the famous painting by Daniel Maclise, which depicts the meeting of the Duke of Wellington and Blucher after the Battle of Waterloo, and...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 1 November 2012

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (1 Jan 2013 to 7 May 2015)

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