Shiona Baird

Former Green MSP for North East Scotland

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: The Future of Scotland 29 Mar 2007

    The debate is clearly an occasion for reflection as well as for setting out a vision for a future Scotland. As we look forward to the next session of the Parliament and the future Scotland that we want, we must also consider the decisions that the politicians in the Parliament have made. After all, the decisions that have been made in the past four years will shape Scotland's immediate...
  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Waste Management: Waste Management 29 Mar 2007

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the outline business cases of the (a) Lothians and Borders and (b) North and South Lanarkshire strategic options review groups on National Waste Plan funding will be published and whether there will be any public consultation before decisions are reached.
  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Waste Management: Waste Management 29 Mar 2007

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of household waste was recycled by each local authority in the most recent period for which information is available.

More of Shiona Baird’s recent appearances


Former Green MSP for North East Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 2 April 2007 — Election

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