All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.
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.
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.
Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill – committee stage (day 3) – Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay.
Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill – committee stage (day 2) – Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay.
I am repeating the following Written Ministerial Statement made today in the other place by my Honourable Friend, the Minister for Media, Data, and Digital Infrastructure, Julia Lopez MP: I wish to inform the House that I have today laid a Departmental Minute recording the Government’s proposal to enter into an agreement to indemnify Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (a subsidiary of four...
Entered the House of Lords on 8 October 2019