Lord Farmer

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

  • Nigeria: Religious Violence - Question 21 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the Government continue to downplay the scale of the suffering endured by Christians in central belt states. Ministers refer to attacks by Fulani herders as “a consequence of population growth”.—[ Official Report, 11/7/19; col. 1958.] They have also referred to them as a consequence of “land and water disputes”. This does not reflect the reality on the ground, identified...
  • UCAS End of Cycle Report 2019 - Question 8 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken, if any, in response to the finding in the UCAS End of Cycle Report 2019, published on 30 January, that white ethnic group students from state schools had the lowest entry rate to higher education.
  • UCAS End of Cycle Report 2019 - Question 8 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for his Answer. Recent Centre for Social Justice analysis of education results by ethnicity found that white British children on free school meals had performed worst at GCSE by a significant margin for many years. How will the Government improve GCSE results so that poor white boys and girls stand a better chance of getting into higher...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 October 2014

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (6 Mar 2019 to 30 Jun 2019)
  • Member, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)

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