Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted

Liberal Democrat 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

  • British Banking Sector - Question 21 Mar 2023

    My Lords, an FT piece yesterday, headlined “How ‘competitive’ would you like your bank regulation now?”, says: “The UK regulatory pendulum has been halted in mid-swing.” Is that true? Credit Suisse had G-SIFI levels of capital and liquidity but was undone through bad culture. Are not the twin bastions of culture in the UK banks ring-fencing and the senior managers regime? Is it...
  • Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - Second Reading 8 Feb 2023

    My Lords, I thank the Government for reorganising business so that those of us who were engaged in the Financial Services and Markets Bill have an opportunity to speak. I am obviously a beneficiary of that. While I am thinking in economic terms, perhaps if we solved fraud, fraud enablers and fraud defenders and put their efforts to good use, we would not have a productivity gap, so there is a...
  • Banks: Forged Customer Signatures - Question 16 Jan 2023

    My Lords, since the Minister has just raised the Financial Conduct Authority, should it not have a clear objective to prevent fraud, rather than it just being under consumers? Much of this fraud has been perpetrated against small and medium-sized businesses, which are not covered by the consumer protections.

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 1 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee A (since 4 Sep 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (21 Jan 2020 to 22 Jan 2021)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (6 Dec 2016 to 17 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (13 Sep 2016 to 9 Nov 2016)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (25 May 2016 to 28 Jan 2021)

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