John Nicolson

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Scottish National Party MP for Ochil and South Perthshire

@MrJohnNicolson https://www.facebook.com/JohnNicolsonSNP/

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.

23 Sep 2020

  • On 23 Sep 2020: John Nicolson voted against prosecutions in respect of conduct by British armed services personnel on overseas operations only taking place in exceptional circumstances. Show vote

22 Sep 2020

  • On 22 Sep 2020: John Nicolson voted yes on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 54 - Extent, commencement and short title Show vote

21 Sep 2020

  • On 21 Sep 2020: John Nicolson voted no on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 45 - Further provision related to sections 42 and 43 etc Show vote
  • On 21 Sep 2020: John Nicolson voted no on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 42 - Power to disapply or modify export declarations and other exit procedures Show vote
  • On 21 Sep 2020: John Nicolson voted yes on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 40 - Northern Ireland's place in the UK internal market and customs territory Show vote

16 Sep 2020

  • On 16 Sep 2020: John Nicolson 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: John Nicolson 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: John Nicolson voted no on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2020: John Nicolson voted no on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill Show vote

11 Sep 2020

  • On 11 Sep 2020: John Nicolson was absent for a vote on Motion to Sit in Private Show vote

9 Sep 2020

  • On 9 Sep 2020: John Nicolson voted to require the provision, to the Education Select Committee, of information on the awarding of GCSE, A-Level and NVQ qualifications in 2020. Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2020: John Nicolson was absent for a vote on Replacement of Coronavirus Support Schemes With More Targeted Assistance Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2020: John Nicolson voted to replace the coronavirus support schemes for employees and the self-employed with more targeted income support for businesses and self-employed people. Show vote

8 Sep 2020

  • On 8 Sep 2020: John Nicolson voted to only allow the addition of one new country at a time to the list of countries from which requests for arrests for the purposes of extradition for serious offences are considered. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2020: John Nicolson voted to require consultations and assessments prior to amending a power for UK constables to arrest people on the basis of an approved request from an authority in another country. Show vote

7 Sep 2020

  • On 7 Sep 2020: John Nicolson was absent for a vote on Fire Safety Bill — New Clause 1 — Duties of Owner or Manager Show vote

2 Sep 2020

  • On 2 Sep 2020: John Nicolson 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: John Nicolson 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: John Nicolson 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: John Nicolson voted not to empower the government to act to implement international trade agreements. Show vote

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