Alasdair Allan

Scottish National Party MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar

@alasdairallan

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.

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: MV Glen Sannox and Vessel 802 (Cost) 7 Oct 2021

    As the cabinet secretary knows, vessel 802 is intended to serve Lochmaddy and Tarbert. However, there have been calls from the communities of North Uist and Harris for each area to have a dedicated vessel. What consideration is the Scottish Government giving to that question, which has been raised for some years?
  • Scottish Parliament: Schools (Scottish Literature) 7 Oct 2021

    7. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to promote Scottish literature in schools. (S6O-00257)
  • Scottish Parliament: Schools (Scottish Literature) 7 Oct 2021

    Will the cabinet secretary say whether the Government feels that there are lessons to learn from other countries around Europe, where learning extensively about their country’s literature is almost without exception regarded as an essential outcome of secondary education for learners?

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Scottish National Party MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election

Also represented Western Isles

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