Lord Allen of Kensington

Labour 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

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Tests 20 Sep 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the wait time for Category C + E driving tests.
  • Steel Sector - Question 12 Jul 2021

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their industrial strategy for the steel sector.
  • Steel Sector - Question 12 Jul 2021

    I thank the Minister for that reply. I welcome the Government overturning the decision of the Trade Remedies Authority on the removal of safeguard tariffs. I fear that, if they had not done this, the consequences for the industry would have been severe. Another severe problem for our steel sector is that the energy costs applied to steel production in the UK are far higher than those of our...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 6 November 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (25 May 2016 to 28 Jan 2021)

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