Baroness Hallett

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

  • Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) - Second Reading 11 Feb 2020

    My Lords, as a barrister for 27 years and a judge for 20 years, I am accustomed to speaking in public, yet I confess that I find the task before me now somewhat daunting—a feeling that has been exacerbated by the relatively long wait today. The good news from your Lordships’ point of view is that, as every hour passed, I deleted yet another passage from what I had intended to say. My...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2019

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 5 Oct 2022)
  • Chair, Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Committee (15 Dec 2020 to 8 Mar 2021)
  • Chair, Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Committee (15 Dec 2020 to 8 Mar 2021)

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