Baroness Humphreys

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Wales)

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

  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Second Reading 14 Sep 2021

    My Lords, I thank those organisations that have forwarded briefing notes to us. My thanks also go to Senedd Research for its briefing on the legislative consent memorandum to the Bill and, of course, to the Delegated Powers Committee and the Constitution Committee for their excellent reports. These have all helped those of us who do not have a legal background to make sense of this gigantic...
  • Environment Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 121 30 Jun 2021

    My Lords, I wish to speak to Amendment 278 in the name of the Minister. My contribution here will be a short one. I begin by thanking the Minister for the co-operation between his department and the Welsh Government in drawing up this Environment Bill. The Welsh Government recognised, long before the Senedd elections in May this year, that there would be no time in the Senedd’s timetable...
  • Environment Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 119 30 Jun 2021

    My Lords, I apologise for the fact that I was not able to speak at Second Reading on the Bill. I wish to speak to Amendment 124 in the name of my noble friend Lady Scott of Needham Market. I hope the House will allow me to use this amendment to probe with the Minister not the disposal of single-use plastics but the banning of them, and the aspirations of the Welsh Government to do just that....

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Rural Economy Committee (since 17 May 2018)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Wales) (since 28 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Services Committee (1 Sep 2016 to 12 Jun 2018)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (19 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)

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