Hugh Gaffney

Former Labour MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

@HughGaffneyMP

There are currently votes on relevant topics that are not included in the summaries below. We are working on bringing these records up to date over the next few months.

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.

How Hugh Gaffney voted on Taxation and Employment #

Last updated: 25 June 2019. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Hugh Gaffney voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

Last updated: 5 September 2018. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Hugh Gaffney voted on Welfare and Benefits #

  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Hugh Gaffney’s position on reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax"). Show votes 0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2018.

Last updated: 8 May 2018. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Hugh Gaffney voted on Business and the Economy #

Last updated: 1 July 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Hugh Gaffney voted on Health #

Last updated: 23 October 2019. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Hugh Gaffney voted on Education #

Last updated: 29 June 2017. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Hugh Gaffney voted on Transport #

Last updated: 31 October 2017. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Hugh Gaffney voted on Constitutional Reform #

Last updated: 25 January 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Hugh Gaffney voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

Last updated: 30 December 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

How Hugh Gaffney voted on Environmental Issues #

Last updated: 13 January 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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