Brian Adam

Former Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeen Donside

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.

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Oil and Gas Sector 9 Jan 2013

    I am pleased to say that the universities and colleges in Scotland are going to step up to the plate with regard to skills. That is particularly true of those in Aberdeen and the north-east. I am also aware of recent mergers and acquisitions. Such moves can sometimes be controversial, but they show a measure of confidence in the industry. There is also international momentum. The minister...
  • Scottish Parliament: Role of Science in Public Policy 11 Dec 2012

    I would like to start by talking about evidence. Certainly, decisions should be evidence based, but as politicians we often need to cope with opinions that are given as evidence. There is a world of difference between tangible evidence and opinion. I am delighted that successive Governments have taken advice from the scientific, medical and engineering communities, although at the end of the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Role of Science in Public Policy 11 Dec 2012


More of Brian Adam’s recent appearances


Former Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeen Donside

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 25 April 2013 — Died

Also represented Aberdeen North; North East Scotland

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.