Caitriona Ruane

Former Deputy Speaker MLA for South Down

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Broadband: Newry and Armagh 24 Jan 2017

    Time is up.
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Broadband: Newry and Armagh 24 Jan 2017

    Actually, I am going to be the last Member to speak. Buíochas do gach duine. You have been very cineálta, kind, and thanks to everyone. I congratulate Jim Wells on being the last Member to speak. We are the last eight MLAs standing, and I am glad that Emma Little Pengelly came in, otherwise the gender balance would not have been too good. I thank Ciara and her team at the top Table,...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Broadband: Newry and Armagh 24 Jan 2017

    I will particularly miss you, Jim, but I am sure that we will meet each other on the hustings. I wish you all the best, every single one of you. I can honestly say that it has been a pleasure working with every single party and individual in the Chamber. Last but not least, I thank the Member who brought this debate, Danny Kennedy, who has been a tremendous colleague in the Speaker team....

More of Caitriona Ruane’s recent appearances


Former Deputy Speaker, and Sinn Féin MLA for South Down

Entered the Assembly on 26 November 2003 — General election

Left the Assembly on 26 January 2017 — Dissolved for election

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