Baroness Williams of Trafford

The Minister of State, Home Department

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

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Crime: Borders 20 Oct 2020

    The UK’s approach to the Common Travel Area (CTA) is that there are no routine immigration controls on journeys to the UK from Ireland and the Crown Dependencies. Both the UK and Irish Governments are committed to taking all necessary measures to continue to protect this joint agreement and secure the CTA. The Home Office, Ireland’s Garda National Immigration Bureau and Border Management...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Senior Civil Servants 20 Oct 2020

    Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic Senior Civil Service Staff Grade Headcount SCS PB1 18 SCS PB2 & PB3 3 Data Source: Adelphi - Home Office Human Resources Record System. Period Covered: Figures are as at 31st August 2020 Organisational Coverage: Home Office Employee Coverage: In line with Cabinet Office guidelines on diversity and equality reporting, the data is based on...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Homosexuality: Convictions 20 Oct 2020

    The Government remains fully committed to considering any further representations regarding the disregard scheme and upholding its intent and purpose. Work is ongoing across government to explore the feasibility of extending the scheme under Section 166 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 and to identify what further offences might be added to the list of offences currently eligible for a...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 2013

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Home Department (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development) (9 Jan 2018 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • 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.