Baroness Brown of Cambridge

Crossbench 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

  • Care Homes: Energy Costs - Question 8 Sep 2022

    My Lords, have the Government considered the impact of increased energy costs on our major scientific facilities, such as the Diamond Light Source? If increased energy costs eat up the increases in UKRI budgets, this will severely impact our ability to deliver the Government’s ambition of the UK becoming a science and technology superpower.
  • UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 2 14 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I rise briefly to give general support to the amendments in this group and specifically to support Amendment 4 in the name of my noble friend Lady Hayman and other noble Lords. I declare my interest as chair of the Adaptation Committee of the Climate Change Committee. I agree with the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, that it is absolutely critical to include adaptation in the bank’s...
  • Retrofitting Buildings: National Strategy - Question 9 Jun 2022

    My Lords, can the Minister assure the House that future government initiatives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings will also include climate adaptation measures such as addressing overheating and poor indoor air quality, as recommended by the Climate Change Committee?

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 17 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, EU Environment Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 23 Apr 2020)

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