Lord Paddick

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

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

  • Law Enforcement and Security (Separation Issues etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve 26 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing these regulations. The stream of worrying statutory instruments dealing with our final severing of links with the EU at the end of the transition period continues. We have already debated regulations that will weaken UK border security; now, we have regulations that deal with the end of co-operation with the EU on a whole range of criminal law,...
  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 6 24 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I am grateful to all noble Lords who have spoken in this debate. In speaking to the comments of the noble Lord, Lord Anderson of Ipswich, I do not want to get into an argument over who has more respect for whom, but I have the utmost respect for him and his experience as a former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. There is a fundamental disagreement he has surfaced with...
  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 6 24 Nov 2020

    My Lords, in moving Amendment 6, in my name and that of my noble friend Lady Hamwee, I will speak also to the other amendments in this group. Section 27(2) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 states: “A person shall not be subject to any civil liability in respect of any conduct of his which … is incidental to any conduct” that, for the purposes of this Bill, is...

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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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