Baroness Hodgson of Abinger

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

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 98 (to Amendment 97) 22 Sep 2020

    I am delighted to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Henig. I support Amendment 97, so ably moved by my noble friend Lady McIntosh and supported by the noble Baronesses, Lady Ritchie and Lady Henig. I concur with the point my noble friend has already made regarding this amendment: we need fair competition and a level playing field. As we know, none of us, particularly farmers and those involved...
  • Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day) 22 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I thank noble Lords who have supported the amendment and spoken in its favour, and I thank the Minister for her considered reply. Sentience is particularly important in the context of farm animals because of the trade in farm animals. They need to be seen as living, sentient beings, not as inanimate goods in the context of being traded. I agree that a limitation of the amendment is...
  • Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 71 17 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who contributed to this very important debate. I thank the Minister for his reply and also for the time and courtesy that he has given in talking to us before today. We really do welcome his sincere input. I am glad to hear that this is work in progress, although I am concerned that it does not get kicked into the long grass and that it is always not now. I...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Rural Economy Committee (since 9 Oct 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 22 Mar 2016)

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