Maternity Leave and Proxy Voting

January 3, 2016 at 2:11 pm / by

Proxy voting

The Sunday Times recently covered the beginning of my campaign to introduce proxy voting in the House of Commons for MPs who are on Maternity and Paternity Leave. I don’t want the message to go out that Parliament is closed to those MPs who aspire to parenthood, but have to think again as it may compromise their ability to represent constituents. There are a number of routes to resolve this outdated and unfair problem, and I look forward to exploring them in the months ahead.

You can read the full article in the Sunday Times (if you subscribe) here: New mum MPs ‘should be allowed to vote from home’