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

  • Green Economy - Motion to Take Note 12 Mar 2020

    My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Howell, with his wealth of experience. I also thank my noble friend Lady Parminter for securing this extremely important and timely debate and for her extremely eloquent speech in opening it this afternoon. As the many excellent contributions have illustrated, the green economy is a very wide-ranging subject, but I will address...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Health 12 Feb 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of public investments in research and development towards delivering the targets set out in Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health.
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Beaches: Standards 6 Feb 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain the current standards of cleanliness on UK beaches after Brexit; and, in particular, whether they intend to maintain the standards set out in the EU's Bathing Water and Water Framework Directives.

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • 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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