Baroness Sheehan

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Development)

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

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Overseas Development Aid: Covid-19 Vaccination - Private Notice Question 21 Jan 2021

    My Lords, last week Dr Anthony Fauci from the US National Institutes of Health endorsed the WHO’s Covid-19 Technology Access Pool, the C-TAP. This is a key mechanism to support efforts to scale up the manufacture of vaccines for all. We are currently not supporting it. Considering the urgent need to respond to new variants of the virus, will the UK Government follow Dr Fauci’s lead?
  • Covid-19: Vaccination - Question 20 Jan 2021

    My Lords, can the Minister say how concerned the Government are that diminishing efficacy in partially immunised people among a population with high prevalence of the disease, as we have in the UK, will foster ideal conditions for the virus to mutate into vaccine-resistant forms?
  • Domestic Abuse and Hidden Harms during Lockdown - Statement 19 Jan 2021

    My Lords, the surge in domestic violence since the start of the pandemic is appalling and the launch of “Ask for Ani” is really very welcome. However, of the nearly 12,000 pharmacies in the UK, less than a quarter are registered on the scheme. What plans do the Government have to carry out monitoring and rapid evaluation of the scheme? If results are encouraging, what plans are in place...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 October 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Development) (since 28 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (14 Dec 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)

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