Lord Goddard of Stockport

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

  • Schools: Exam-year Pupils - Question 2 Feb 2021

    With the exception of three weeks of relative respite last July, Greater Manchester has known some of the tightest restrictions in the country for more than 10 months, resulting in significantly greater disruption to young people’s learning, which will impact on not only this exam cohort but next year’s. The differential regional Covid and Covid restrictions have been mitigated with a...
  • British Armed Forces: Iraqi Interpreters - Question 1 Feb 2021

    As a previous Member has highlighted, 40 Iraqi interpreters who worked with the British Army have been killed since the fall of Saddam Hussein. What support, if any, has been provided for their families in Iraq? If private contractors that are now employing interpreters have been found to breach the data in any way, no matter how unwillingly, how will Her Majesty’s Government hold them...
  • Covid-19: Night-time Economy - Question 26 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I declare my interest as vice-chair of the APPG for the Night-Time Economy. In 2019, the annual revenue budget for the night-time economy nationally was £66 billion. Comparatively, the fishing industry, in 2018, was worth £784 million to the economy. That is about £60 billion less a year. Could the Minister explain, in pure economic terms, why people are asking me why the...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 October 2014

Currently held offices

  • Member, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee B (since 4 Sep 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)

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