Lord Fox

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Liberal Democrat 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

  • Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation - Question 1 Dec 2022

    My Lords, I do not think that your Lordships’ House doubts the sincerity of the Minister when he says he wants to get this legislation done, but he knows that there is a big queue of legislation trying to get through both Houses. One way of ensuring this happens quickly and efficiently when the slot comes is to publish a draft Bill, have some pre-legislative scrutiny, and get it in line and...
  • Procurement Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 138 30 Nov 2022

    I join the noble Lord in welcoming that and also ask that the Minister includes currency because, while inflation is important, currency is actually more important in some cases. It is absolutely clear that a lot of these purchases are made in dollars and the dollar/pound rate will determine quite substantially the rising costs of equipment.
  • Procurement Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 127 30 Nov 2022

    As noble Lords can see by the vexed look across my brow, I am both out of my depth and no comprende. On that basis, that is two good reasons to step back. I think probably there is another conversation when the noble Lord, Lord Purvis, is back in the country to go over this because I trust his instincts on these things. On that basis—

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2014

Currently held offices

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 16 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)

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