Donald Dewar

Former Labour MSP for Glasgow Anniesland

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences 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.

A selection of Donald Dewar’s votes

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Former Labour MP for Glasgow Anniesland, Former Labour MSP for Glasgow Anniesland

Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 11 October 2000 — Died

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 11 October 2000 — Died

Also represented Glasgow Garscadden; Aberdeen South

Other offices held in the past

  • Secretary of State, Scottish Office (3 May 1997 to 17 May 1999)

Future MPs in this constituency

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