Baroness Suttie

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

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.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

Recent appearances

  • Shawcross Report: Compensation for Victims - Question 8 Feb 2021

    As others have said, it is now over nine months since William Shawcross submitted his report to the Government and over a year since new wider commitments to legacy issues were set out in New Decade, New Approach, yet victims are still waiting for action. Even given the complications caused by Covid, does the Minister not accept that this is an unacceptably long wait for the victims, who have...
  • Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland: Border Controls - Private Notice Question 4 Feb 2021

    My Lords, the threats against port staff in Larne and Belfast are totally unacceptable, as is the graffiti that has been sprayed on Alliance Party offices, including on the office of my friend Stephen Farry MP. Does the Minister agree that it is time for calm language and concentrating on finding practical solutions to make the protocol work for all, such as working to achieve an EU-UK...
  • Northern Ireland: Victims’ Payment Scheme - Private Notice Question 20 Jan 2021

    My Lords, the current very public stalemate is causing great distress and anxiety to many of the victims who hoped to benefit from this scheme. Does the Minister agree with what the Northern Ireland Justice Minister, Naomi Long, said yesterday: “I will leave no stone unturned in terms of trying to get a resolution to this … We do not want to let the victims down at this late stage, given...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Constitution Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • Member, Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 28 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, European Union Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)

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