Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court

Crossbench 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

  • Health and Social Care Levy Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) 11 Oct 2021

    My Lords, I draw attention to my declaration of interests in the register, including the ownership of a flat that I rent out. I have long been in favour of a health and social care levy and, unlike most former Treasury officials, I am in favour of the hypothecation set out in the Bill. It was clear long before we knew about Covid-19 that the country would need to spend more on the national...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Lex Greensill 18 Mar 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any meeting took place between the then Cabinet Secretary and Lex Greensill on 7 November 2017; and if so, what record exists of that meeting.
  • Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note 12 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Khan of Burnley, on his eloquent maiden speech. There is much in this Budget which is sensible. It is right to support the economy at the current time. It is right to support people who cannot work and businesses that cannot open. Some of the measures are ingenious; I regret not having advised the then Chancellor Alistair Darling to...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 October 2016

Currently held offices

  • Member, Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission (since 23 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Audit Committee (Lords) (since 11 Sep 2018)

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