Lord Holmes of Richmond

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

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

  • England: Historic Counties - Question 16 Sep 2021

    My Lords, would my noble friend agree that our historic counties have a critical role to play in the levelling-up agenda, with their proximity to the people and as an enabler of local identity? Has he ever had the opportunity to visit Worcestershire county cricket ground—surely one of the loveliest spots in the world to spend a sunny summer’s afternoon?
  • Sovereign Defence Capability: Meggitt Takeover - Question 15 Sep 2021

    My Lords, what steps have the Government taken to strengthen their investment screening processes?
  • Status of Workers Bill [HL] - Second Reading 10 Sep 2021

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to take part in this Second Reading. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Hendy, on his Private Member’s Bill and the way in which he introduced it. It is high time that clarity was brought to this area, and the Bill brings that clarity. I shall focus on a particular category that I will be speaking on at a later stage of the Bill; I hope that the noble Lord, Lord...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 30 October 2013

Party was Conservative until 23 Jul 2019; Non-affiliated until 11 Oct 2020

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 13 May 2021)
  • Member, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)
  • Member, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee (since 17 May 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Artificial Intelligence Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (25 May 2016 to 25 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 23 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Digital Skills Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 4 Feb 2015)

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