Chris Law

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

Scottish National Party MP for Dundee West

@chrislawsnp https://facebook.com/ChrisLawSNP

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.

16 Sep 2020

  • On 16 Sep 2020: Chris Law voted no on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 46 - Power to provide financial assistance for economic development etc Show vote

15 Sep 2020

  • On 15 Sep 2020: Chris Law voted yes on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 28 - Functions of the CMA under this Part: general provisions Show vote

14 Sep 2020

  • On 14 Sep 2020: Chris Law voted no on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2020: Chris Law voted no on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill Show vote

9 Sep 2020

  • On 9 Sep 2020: Chris Law voted yes on Awarding of Qualifications: Role of Ministers Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2020: Chris Law voted yes on Protection of Jobs and Businesses Show vote

8 Sep 2020

  • On 8 Sep 2020: Chris Law voted no on Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [Lords] — Schedule - Power of arrest for extradition purposes Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2020: Chris Law voted no on Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [Lords] — Schedule - Power of arrest for extradition purposes Show vote

2 Sep 2020

  • On 2 Sep 2020: Chris Law was absent for a vote on Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) Bill — Expulsion from the House of Commons of MPs who Voluntarily Change Political Party Show vote

1 Sep 2020

  • On 1 Sep 2020: Chris Law voted against making sustainability the prime objective of sea fishing regulation in the UK and against other proposed objectives and arrangements relating to the regulation of fishing. Show vote

21 Jul 2020

  • On 21 Jul 2020: Chris Law was absent for a vote on Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill — Clause 4 — Consideration of Alternatives to a Serious Terrorism Sentence Show vote

20 Jul 2020

  • On 20 Jul 2020: Chris Law voted not to empower the government to act to implement international trade agreements. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Chris Law voted to require the consent of relevant devolved governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland before regulations implementing international trade deals which would be within the scope of their devolved powers can be made. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Chris Law voted to ensure international trade agreements protect the NHS, the wider health and care sector and those working in the public sector. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Chris Law voted to require imported agricultural goods to meet animal health and welfare, environmental, plant health, food safety and other standards which are at least as high as those which apply to UK produced agricultural goods. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Chris Law voted to require Parliamentary approval of negotiating objectives for free trade deals and of free trade deals themselves. Show vote

15 Jul 2020

  • On 15 Jul 2020: Chris Law voted yes on Extension of the Transition Period Following the UK Leaving the EU Show vote

14 Jul 2020

  • On 14 Jul 2020: Chris Law voted to continue to require Parliamentary approval for changes to the boundaries of Parliamentary constituencies. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2020: Chris Law voted to set minimum numberers of Parliamentary constituencies for each of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2020: Chris Law voted to allow extra variation in the size of the electorate in a constituency where there are considerations such as the size, shape and accessibility or other electoral boundaries. Show vote

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