Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal

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

  • Senior Deputy Speaker 10 May 2022

    That Lord Gardiner of Kimble be appointed as Senior Deputy Speaker (Chairman of Committees) for this Session. Motion agreed nemine dissentiente.
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day): Motion for an Humble Address 10 May 2022

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, and the noble Lord, Lord Newby, and I join them in congratulating my noble friends Lord Sherbourne and Lady Fraser on their excellent speeches. Like all of them, I thank His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales for delivering the gracious Speech and send our warmest wishes to Her Majesty the Queen. The whole House knows the...
  • Prorogation: Her Majesty’s Speech 28 Apr 2022

    My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, by virtue of Her Majesty’s Commission which has been now read, we do, in Her Majesty’s name, and in obedience to Her Majesty’s Commands, prorogue this Parliament to the 10th day of May, to be then here holden, and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday, the 10th day of May. Parliament was prorogued at 12.49 pm.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 28 October 2014

Currently held offices

  • Member, House of Lords Commission (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 18 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (since 18 Jul 2016)
  • Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal (since 14 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (18 Jul 2016 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (18 Jul 2016 to 3 Oct 2019)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (18 Jul 2016 to 5 Nov 2019)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (14 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)

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