Baroness Pinnock

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

Liberal Democrat 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

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Coronavirus 20 Oct 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to providing temporary additional funding to schools to help fund the increase in cleaning costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Councillors and Mayors: Sexual Offences 19 Oct 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to honour the commitment made by the Local Government Minister on 18 October 2018 to amend section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 to disbar persons required to sign the Sex Offenders Register from acquiring or holding public office as councillors or mayors.
  • Housing Delivery Test - Question 13 Oct 2020

    My Lords, I declare my relevant interests as set out in the register. In my council of Kirklees, the government-agreed plan is for 1,750 new homes each year. The latest figures show that there are 7,518 with live planning permissions that have not been built. Does the Minister agree that the failure to build in this typical example lies with developers and that this factor should be included...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 October 2014

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Services Committee (since 13 Feb 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (since 28 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)

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