Baroness Penn

Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Conservative Peer

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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

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Grand Committee 13 Sep 2022

    Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 – Baroness Penn. Orders and regulations
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Inflation 2 Aug 2022

    The Government understands that people across the UK are worried about the rising cost of living and are seeing their disposable incomes decrease as they spend more on the essentials. The Government has the ability and resolve to reduce inflation using three tools – independent monetary policy, responsible management of the public finances and supply side reform. These tools will boost...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Education and Health Services: Finance 2 Aug 2022

    The Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 (SR21) set out the government’s spending plans for the rest of this Parliament. This investment will support strong public services and be targeted where it will deliver improved outcomes and value for money for the taxpayer. The Department for Health and Social care will receive £188.6 billion in 2024-25. This funding will help to tackle the...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 October 2019

Currently held offices

  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 19 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (29 Oct 2019 to 21 Apr 2020)

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