Lord Mendelsohn

Labour 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

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination 19 Jan 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they are providing for research into COVID-19 vaccines for medically extremely vulnerable groups.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Coronavirus 19 Jan 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of whether current guidelines for schools are sufficient to address the spread of (a) the strain of COVID-19 identified in the UK, and (b) the reported “South African” strain of COVID-19; (2) who has conducted and is conducting any such assessment; (3) whether they plan to provide any new safety measures to schools to...
  • International Soft Power Strategy: Role of BBC - Question 18 Jan 2021

    My Lords, the Government’s welcome and important funding of the World Service beyond the licence fee has more than achieved its objectives with a greater number of language services, double-digit audience growth and ever-higher trust ratings. Does the Minister accept that this unique world-leading asset for the UK is the right vehicle for further and larger support to achieve our vital...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (14 Jul 2016 to 25 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (International Trade) (1 Jul 2016 to 25 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (28 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)

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