Lord O'Shaughnessy

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

  • Medicines and Medical Devices Bill - Second Reading 2 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register, in particular as an adviser to Intuitive Surgical, to Healthy.io and, until the end of August, to the Department of Health and Social Care. I congratulate my noble friend on bringing this Bill to the House; I know how hard he has worked to do that. For those of us concerned to make sure that British patients get access to the best...
  • Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review - Private Notice Question 9 Jul 2020

    My Lords, as a former Health Minister I add my apologies to these women on behalf of the Government I served. They were let down over many years and I pay tribute to their courage in coming forward for this review. I also pay tribute to my noble friend Lady Cumberlege and her review team for a superb, landmark piece of work. I want to press my noble friend the Minister on one issue: he...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Self-assessment 7 May 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of people in each local authority who completed a self-assessment between the 1990–91 and the 2018–19 tax years declared a charitable donation of any form.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee (since 15 Oct 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care (8 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (21 Dec 2016 to 8 Jan 2018)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (21 Dec 2016 to 20 Jun 2017)

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