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How to change your proxy voting arrangement

These steps are for you as an MP rather than your staff.

You cannot vote in person if you have a proxy vote in operation, including in a deferred division.

You can end the period for which you can vote by proxy early, change the Member acting as your proxy or vote in person for a specified period or on a specific item of business.


  1. You must email saying that you wish to revise your proxy voting arrangement by the end of the sitting day before the day or days on which you want the change to take effect, or by 3pm on a non-sitting Friday. (Any period for which you suspend the proxy arrangement will count towards the maximum time the arrangement can apply.)
  2. The Speaker will publish the changes by issuing a certificate, which will appear in the Votes and Proceedings no later than the sitting day on which it takes effect.