Sam Galbraith

Former Labour MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden

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

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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.

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Bursaries: Bursaries 20 Mar 2001

    The Executive corresponded on this subject with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) in December last year. The payment of discretionary bursaries remains a matter for each local authority. Although COSLA offered to re-issue its existing guidance on discretionary bursaries, it did not propose to strengthen it and explained that the approach to discretionary bursaries by...
  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Planning: Planning 20 Mar 2001

    The most recent analysis of information held by the Executive relating to section 75 agreements was published in the Report of the Targets Working Group in October 1999. A copy of the report is available in the Parliaments Reference Centre. The Executive commissioned research into The Use and Effectiveness of Planning Agreements in July 2000. Output from this research should be available...
  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Sport: Sport 20 Mar 2001

    The Scottish Executive has had a series of discussions with sportscotland about levels of funding for shinty.

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Former Labour MP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Former Labour MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 14 May 2001 — Resigned

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister for Health and Arts, Scottish Office (5 May 1997 to 17 May 1999)

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Last updated: 14 May 2001.

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