Baroness Williams of Trafford

Deputy Chairman of Committees

Conservative 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

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement 26 Oct 2022

    My Lords, it might assist the House to know that today, all Members are invited to attend the Members’ open day, which takes place in the Robing Room until 5 pm. Staff from teams across Parliament will be there to talk to noble Lords about the services and facilities available to all Members of the House and to answer any questions that noble Lords might have. It includes information on...
  • Housing: Manifesto Commitment - Question 26 Oct 2022

    My Lords, we have plenty of time. Can we hear from my noble friend Lord Deben, then the Liberal Democrat Benches and then my noble friend Lord Naseby?
  • Housing: Manifesto Commitment - Question 26 Oct 2022

    My Lords, the more that noble Lords row with each other, the less time there is to answer questions. I did say my noble friend Lord Naseby next, and then the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 20 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Services Committee (since 20 Oct 2022)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 20 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (since 12 Oct 2022)
  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) (since 7 Sep 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development) (9 Jan 2018 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • The Minister of State, Home Department (17 Jul 2016 to 6 Sep 2022)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (12 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Lords Spokesperson (Department of Business, Innovation and Skills) (10 Sep 2014 to 7 May 2015)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (8 Apr 2014 to 7 May 2015)

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.

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