Baroness Wilcox of Newport

Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues)

Labour 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

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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.

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • People with Disabilities Standing for Elected Office - Question 22 Mar 2021

    After scrapping the EnAble fund, apparently the Government are considering options for future support for disabled election candidates in connection with the national strategy. But disabled people deserve more than a consideration of options. Does the Minister agree that disabled people seeking elected office need a permanent fund to assist in removing the barriers that they face?
  • Levelling Up - Statement 18 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I draw attention to my entry in the register of interests as a vice-president of the Local Government Association. The levelling-up fund is a UK-wide £4.8 billion fund announced at the spending review, with a view to investing in local infrastructure that has a visible impact on people and their communities. It should drive regeneration in places in need: those facing particular...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 91 17 Mar 2021

    My noble friend Lady Lister said at Second Reading that “the Bill should state explicitly that the statutory guidance must take account of the VAWG strategy. Failure to do so ignores the reality of women’s experiences”.—[ Official Report, 5/1/21; col. 40.] On that day in January, we could not have predicted that the violent reality of women’s experiences would be brought into such...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 October 2019

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (since 30 Sep 2020)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 2 Mar 2020)

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