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 of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse 26 Nov 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the the Royal College of Psychiatrists' analysis published on 14 September that estimated that the number of high-risk drinkers has risen from 4.8 million in February to 8.4 million during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what steps they plan to take based on any such assessment.
  • Leaseholders and Cladding - Commons Urgent Question 25 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I draw the attention of the House to my relevant interests in the register. I echo what the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, just said about the growing public concern over this issue. The Health and Safety Executive gave evidence to the House of Commons scrutiny committee on the building safety Bill, which includes some clauses on cladding and fire safety of buildings. It said in the...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates 25 Nov 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to delay proposals to allow local authorities to keep 75 per cent of business rates income until the Treasury’s fundamental review of business rates has reported.

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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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