Bill Butler

Former Labour MSP for Glasgow Anniesland

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: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill 16 Mar 2011

    I welcome the opportunity to support the motion in the name of my Labour colleague Rhoda Grant. I offer her my unreserved congratulations on bringing to the Parliament a bill which, when enacted, will undoubtedly better the lot of victims of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is a totally unacceptable and repellent form of behaviour, and she is to be commended for her hard work and commitment in...
  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Co-operatives: Co-operatives 11 Mar 2011

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will encourage co-operative business participation in the UN International Year of Cooperatives 2012.
  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Co-operatives: Co-operatives 11 Mar 2011

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions Co-operative Development Scotland has had with co-operative businesses regarding their participation in the UN International Year of Cooperatives 2012.

More of Bill Butler’s recent appearances

Profile

Former Labour MSP for Glasgow Anniesland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 23 November 2000 — Byelection

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election

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