Lord Ricketts

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

  • EU Ambassador to the UK: Diplomatic Status - Private Notice Question 25 Jan 2021

    My Lords, the UK approved the decision taken by the Council of EU Ministers in July 2010 in setting up the External Action Service that EU delegations in third countries should have “privileges and immunities equivalent to those referred to in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations”. While we were a member state, 142 countries around the world granted this status to EU delegations...
  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Second Reading 20 Jan 2021

    Like many speakers in this debate, I took the original objective of this legislation to be to deal with the issue of vexatious claims. As National Security Adviser, I saw at close quarters the MoD having to devote huge resources of people and money to dealing with the deluge of 3,400 civil claims that it received after the Iraq operation. In the vast majority of them, there turned out to be...
  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Second Reading 20 Jan 2021

    Like many speakers in this debate, I took the original objective of this legislation to be to deal with the issue of vexatious claims. As National Security Adviser, I saw at close quarters the MoD having to devote huge resources of people and money to dealing with the deluge of 3,400 civil claims that it received after the Iraq operation. In the vast majority of them, there turned out to be...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 17 October 2016

Currently held offices

  • Chair, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 29 Oct 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (20 Dec 2017 to 23 Apr 2020)

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