The Earl of Kinnoull

Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees

Non-affiliated 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

  • Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill - Committee (and remaining stages) 25 Feb 2021

    My Lords, the hybrid Sitting of the House will now resume. I ask that all Members respect social distancing. I will call Members to speak in the order listed. During the debate on each group, I invite Members, including Members in the Chamber, to email the clerk if they wish to speak after the Minister. I will call Members to speak in order of request. The groupings are binding. A participant...
  • Myanmar - Statement 11 Feb 2021

    We now come to the 20 minutes allocated for Back-Bench questions. I ask that questions and answers be brief so that I can call the maximum number of questioners. I call the noble Baroness, Lady Helic.
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 178 10 Feb 2021

    The noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, is having connection problems and so I call the noble Lord, Lord Farmer.

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 February 2015

Party was Crossbench until 9 Sep 2019

Currently held offices

  • Chair, European Union Committee (since 9 Sep 2019)
  • Chair, European Union Committee (since 9 Sep 2019)
  • Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 9 Sep 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 9 Sep 2019)
  • Member, European Union Committee (25 May 2016 to 9 Sep 2019)
  • Member, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (28 Jan 2016 to 29 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.