Keith Buchanan

DUP MLA for Mid Ulster

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: Health: Rebuilding Health and Social Care Services 7 Jul 2020

    On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. In relation to other languages used in the Chamber, during Question Time, we heard languages in the Chamber that were not English. It leaves some Ministers and Members not understanding what the answers actually are. I pass to you, Mr Deputy Speaker, to ensure that answers are given in a language that the majority of people in the Chamber can understand.
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Health: COVID-19: Second Wave 7 Jul 2020

    6. Mr K Buchanan asked the Minister of Health what plans he has in place to address a second wave of COVID-19. (AQO 540/17-22)
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Health: COVID-19: Second Wave 7 Jul 2020

    Obviously, with any risk, probability and likelihood are a multiplication to give that risk rating. Have the actions of others in the past week or two increased the likelihood of that happening? I hope that the people who have been involved in that have something on their conscience if that is the case.

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DUP MLA for Mid Ulster

Entered the Assembly on 7 May 2016 — Election

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