Gavin Brown

Former Conservative MSP for Lothian

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: E-Commerce Sales 23 Mar 2016

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what the estimated value of e-commerce sales was in 2014 and 2015. (S4O-05710)
  • Scottish Parliament: E-Commerce Sales 23 Mar 2016

    Does the Scottish Government welcome the e-commerce excellence initiative that is led by the chambers of commerce? Can the Scottish Government do anything specific to engage with that initiative?
  • Scottish Parliament: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 8 Mar 2016

    Amendment 17 aims to cure what I think is a serious flaw in the bill. A person who purchases a new main residence, regardless of size, but has not managed to complete the sale of their existing main residence, will have to pay the full tax up front. They will inadvertently become what has become known as an accidental second-home owner. That means that they had no desire to own a second home...

More of Gavin Brown’s recent appearances


Former Conservative MSP for Lothian

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election

Also represented Lothians

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