Baroness Hodgson of Abinger

Conservative Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences 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

  • Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme - Question 1 Feb 2023

    To ask His Majesty’s Government how many people were evacuated from Afghanistan to the United Kingdom under the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme in 2022; and how many of these were women.
  • Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme - Question 1 Feb 2023

    I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. I draw the attention of the House to the fact that I co-chair and run the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security, and set up and run the Afghan Women’s Support Forum.
  • Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme - Question 1 Feb 2023

    I thank my noble friend for his Answer, but I am disappointed that he cannot give me specifics on the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme. I gather that there is no application process for this and the slow speed, lack of communication and transparency creates a feeling of abandonment for the Afghan people. How are eligible people identified for this scheme? Under pathway 3, there is...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, AI in Weapon Systems Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (1 Jul 2019 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Rural Economy Committee (9 Oct 2018 to 26 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 22 Mar 2016)

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