Lord Cromwell

Crossbench 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

  • Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A 22 Nov 2022

    First, I thank the Minister and his officials for corresponding and meeting with me to discuss the Bill. That said, it is a shame that the Government in Motion A have set their face against Amendment 17, which is seeking a review of the Bill within three months, particularly as the festering problem at the heart of the Bill is the valuation method, which was not even a subject of consultation...
  • Peerages: Letters Patent - Question 17 Nov 2022

    If the Minister is unable to answer this question, could she at least reflect on it? Should a peerage be allocated to somebody who is a sitting MP and they subsequently blot their copybook, will the Government rescind their peerage, or ask the monarch to do so? Have we also completely now abandoned the process of two out, one in?
  • Police National Computer - Question 24 Oct 2022

    My Lords, will the Minister confirm—I think he has been trying to tell us—that Fujitsu has an unassailable monopoly on this contract?

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 6 May 2014

Currently held offices

  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Audit and Risk Committee (since 14 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Union Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Lords) (1 Sep 2016 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)

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