Votes (Commons) > proxy voting
This index term is related to the following paragraphs within Erskine May:
Pairing and proxy voting
Decisions and divisions
Procedure on a division
"A system known as ‘pairing’ enables a Member to be absent, and to agree with another Member to be absent at the same time. By this mutual agreement, a vote is neutralised on each side of a question, and the actual size of the majority is not affected. ..."
Paragraph 20.87, in Part 3, Chapter 20
* denotes reference is in the footnotes for the paragraph.