Fergus Ewing

Scottish National Party MSP for Inverness and Nairn


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: Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability) 24 Jun 2020

    The Scottish Government’s decision to move to home working for all staff as part of our national efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 came at the worst possible time for rural payments. In mid-March, the rural payments and inspections division was about to ramp up its 2019 common agricultural policy payments schedule, ensuring that farmers, crofters and land managers got their pillar 1...
  • Scottish Parliament: Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability) 24 Jun 2020

    As I said, the value that has been paid under the agri-environment climate scheme is at 94.8 per cent, and a remaining £100,000 of payments is needed to meet the target. I would be surprised if we had not met the target by the end of this month. I am grateful for Rachael Hamilton’s recognition of the key work that farmers and others in the farming community provide, and of the good work...
  • Scottish Parliament: Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability) 24 Jun 2020

    I appreciate Mr Smyth’s thanks and recognition, as I did Rachael Hamilton’s. Yesterday, I engaged with a large number of farmers from across the country who provide agritourism businesses. There has been a great deal of success in that area, but we can do an awful lot more. Therefore, I fully intend that the tourism task force should not neglect to consider the vital role that agritourism...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Inverness and Nairn

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber

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