Lord Sharpe of Epsom

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

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) 17 May 2022

    My Lords, we had a small issue with the timer that has now been resolved, so perhaps this is a good opportunity to remind noble Lords that the advisory Back-Bench speaking time is five minutes.
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 12 May 2022

    My Lords, I respectfully remind the House that the Back-Bench advisory speaking time is six minutes. Thank you.
  • Jim Fitton: Detention in Iraq - Commons Urgent Question 11 May 2022

    My Lords, with the leave of the House, I shall now repeat the Answer to an Urgent Question in the other place from my right honourable friend the Minister of State for Europe and North America: “I thank the honourable Lady for raising this important case. I recognise that this is a very distressing time for Mr Fitton and his family. I would also like to reassure honourable Members that...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 September 2020

Currently held offices

  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (since 13 Oct 2021)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 8 Oct 2021)

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