Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd

Judge 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

  • COP 27: Commitments - Motion to Take Note 24 Nov 2022

    I too thank the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Harries of Pentregarth, for securing this debate and congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Leong, on his excellent maiden speech. Before one criticises the progress that was not made at COP 27, we ought to recognise the huge progress that has been made and the general recognition that climate change is now a real problem. What happened at COP 27...
  • Police and Crime Commissioners - Question for Short Debate 31 Oct 2022

    My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, on obtaining this debate, and on his speech, and I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bach, on his. They clearly illustrated that there are serious problems with the current regime of the governance of the police, but there is nothing new in this. The governance of the police has always been difficult. In the middle of the last...
  • Coroners (Determination of Suicide) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 28 Oct 2022

    I also welcome the Bill and wish it well. The reform of the coronial system in 2009 has transformed the way in which it operates. Much of this has been due to the leadership of the successive Chief Coroners, who have substantially improved the way the families of the deceased are treated and inquests conducted—they have improved the whole system. One of the important developments has been...

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Judge Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 25 November 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee (since 17 Sep 2020)
  • Chair, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 14 Jul 2020)
  • Chair, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 14 Jul 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 4 Jun 2020)
  • Member, EU Services Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (22 May 2020 to 14 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Middle Level Bill Committee (4 Jun 2018 to 12 Jul 2018)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (15 May 2018 to 23 Apr 2020)

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