Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen

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

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) 12 May 2021

    My Lords, as the vaccine programme continues and the country reopens, the Government, quite rightly, are taking stock of the condition of the NHS and public health. As is well known, lockdown and shielding have worsened numerous physical and mental health problems, particularly among vulnerable segments in the population. After the heroic efforts of NHS workers, there is now a need for a...
  • Covid-19: Obesity - Question 21 Apr 2021

    My Lords, as we know, there are no real redeeming features to Covid but, my goodness, it has managed to magnify the obesity problem in this country. As my noble friend said, it is a real wake-up call. Does the Minister feel, like me, that we have had enough initiatives that last for a period and then disappear without any real success? Is it time to put someone in charge of this serious...
  • Covid-19: Women - Question 10 Mar 2021

    My Lords, there is a sharp segregation in subjects chosen by both boys and girls at secondary and university level, with girls shunning STEM and technical subjects. What policies might the Government put in place so that we can look forward to an equitable outcome in the workplace?

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 October 2014

Currently held offices

  • Member, COVID-19 Committee (since 11 Jun 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (9 Aug 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (12 Jun 2018 to 9 Aug 2019)
  • Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee) (15 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (20 Jun 2017 to 29 Mar 2018)
  • Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (17 Jul 2016 to 21 Dec 2016)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (14 May 2015 to 21 Dec 2016)

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