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One Step Forward: Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson On Proxy-Voting

Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson was at home with her 10-week-old son when she realised a fellow MP that she was paired with had voted in her absence. While she had already been working to get proxy-voting implemented in the House of Commons, outrage over the incident helped move the stalled changes into reality. Swinson worked with Leader of the House, Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom, to bring the pilot programme into effect. Both politicians want to make parliament a more welcoming place, and believe that fostering respect during divisive times is key to getting more women into public positions.
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