Vicky Foxcroft MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Disabled People, commenting on the Government partial u-turn on proxy voting, said:
“This is a welcome, albeit partial, U-turn from the Government. Their chaotic and discriminatory plans would have left many MPs unable to vote.
“However, the hybrid parliament featured online voting, which worked perfectly well and didn’t result in MPs wasting 45-minutes queuing when they could be helping constituents. This worked for everyone, including those who are clinically vulnerable, over-70s and those who may live with someone shielding. Returning to this model would send a strong message of inclusion, something many disabled people think is lacking from this Government.”