All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.
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.
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.
Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) Regulations 2022 – Baroness Scott of Bybrook.
Draft Voter Identification Regulations 2022 - debate on associated motions – Baroness Hayman of Ullock – Baroness Scott of Bybrook – Baroness Pinnock.
Draft Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (Amendment) Order 2022; Draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022; Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections and Welsh Forms (Amendment) Order 2022 – Baroness Scott of Bybrook.
Entered the House of Lords on 3 November 2015