The Earl of Kinnoull

Deputy Chairman of Committees

Non-affiliated Peer

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As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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

  • Energy Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 50 7 Sep 2022

    My Lords, I rise with my European Affairs Committee hat on. I see these as enabling amendments for the storage of energy. The first Parliamentary Partnership Assembly, which took place in May, had a specific session on energy security. The mood was clear: the 70 politicians—35 from Westminster and 35 from the European Parliament—felt that, in a difficult security environment, energy was a...
  • Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum - Question 20 Jul 2022

    My Lords, there are four voters on the register at home in Perthshire and I kept the election communications that came through the door in May last year: two booklets from the SNP and one booklet from the Scottish Greens. There are many reasons that those booklets list for voting for the SNP and Scottish Greens, respectively, but not once is there any mention in them of an independence...
  • Schools Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 87 18 Jul 2022

    My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, is participating remotely and I invite her to speak now.

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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 Affairs Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Chair, European Affairs Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 9 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, European Union Committee (since 9 Sep 2019)
  • Chair, European Union Committee (since 9 Sep 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees (9 Sep 2019 to 29 Apr 2021)
  • 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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