Lord Paddick

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

Liberal Democrat 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

  • Rape: Operation Soteria - Question 23 Jan 2023

    My Lords, does the Minister not agree with me and Professor Betsy Stanko, who carried out a review of rape investigation in the Metropolitan Police, that victim satisfaction is the most important measure for judging police performance against rape? Is it being measured?
  • Windrush Lessons Learned Review: Implementation of Recommendations - Commons Urgent Question 12 Jan 2023

    My Lords, as my noble friend Lady Benjamin said—her tremendous work in this area should be acknowledged in this House—the way in which the Windrush generation has been treated is disgraceful, with some dying before the wrongs they were subjected to could be corrected or compensated. Without commenting on leaks, does the Minister agree that a failure to implement all the recommendations of...
  • Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Code A) Order 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion 10 Jan 2023

    I am very grateful to all noble Lords for their contributions to the debate, particularly those who supported my amendment. The Minister has completely glossed over the whole point of the regret amendment, which is that a concession was made by a government Minister at the Dispatch Box to limit SVROs to specific police areas. There was no mention of restricting only the issuing of SVROs,...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 28 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (since 1 Jun 2015)

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