Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay

Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Conservative 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

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Coronavirus 24 Feb 2021

    Protecting student wellbeing is vital, and we recognise that many students are facing additional mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why we have asked providers to prioritise student mental health during this period. The Student Mental Health and Wellbeing working group, convened by my hon. Friend, the Minister of State for Universities, has discussed the emotional...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Vocational Education 23 Feb 2021

    The government intends to transform technical education and training, which will have a pivotal role in building back better. As a key part of this, we want to invest in and increase the take-up of approved higher technical qualifications to meet the skills needs of the economy. Higher education providers, further education colleges, and independent training providers will all have a role to...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Higher Education Update 23 Feb 2021

    My Rt. Hon friend The Secretary of State for Education (Gavin Williamson) has made the following statement. Last week the Department for Education laid the ‘Higher education: free speech and academic freedom’ Command Paper in Parliament and then published it more widely. This sets out how Government proposes to deliver on its 2019 manifesto commitment to strengthen academic freedom and...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 8 October 2019

Currently held offices

  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 13 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Gambling Industry Committee (29 Oct 2019 to 18 Feb 2020)

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