Lord Gilbert of Panteg

Conservative Peer

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

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

  • Public Service Broadcasting: BBC Centenary - Motion to Take Note 3 Nov 2022

    I too congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Foster, on securing this debate. He is a passionate and truly expert advocate of public service broadcasting. It was a privilege to chair the Communications and Digital Committee, which produced a number of reports on the future of PSBs prior to the excellent report on BBC funding which my successor and noble friend Lady Stowell of Beeston has...
  • Freedom of Expression (Communications and Digital Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 27 Oct 2022

    I will be very brief. The internet, let us be clear, has given voice to many marginalised people and in so many ways has transformed our lives for the better. What we have seen today is a really serious and constructive debate about what we need to do to deal with the societal issues that have come with the digitalisation of the world that we live in. I thank all noble Lords who gave such...
  • Freedom of Expression (Communications and Digital Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 27 Oct 2022

    My Lords, I am pleased to introduce this debate on the report of the Communications and Digital Committee, Free for All? Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age. I am very grateful to our outstanding committee staff. Our clerk was Alasdair Love and our policy analyst was Theo Demolder. Rita Cohen once again provided them and us with invaluable support and Dr Ella McPherson provided expert...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 October 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (since 22 Jul 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Communications and Digital Committee (6 Nov 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Chair, Communications and Digital Committee (6 Nov 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (13 Sep 2016 to 6 Nov 2017)

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