Iain Gray

Labour MSP for East 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: Inverclyde Students (Examination Results) 25 Nov 2020

    Students in Inverclyde and elsewhere who are studying for SQA awards need to know that they will be fairly assessed if they lose significant time to self-isolation or if planned exams ultimately do not proceed. To that end, and to give them greater confidence, can the cabinet secretary confirm that he will ensure that they will be given the right to appeal directly to the SQA next year?
  • Scottish Parliament: Support for Estranged Students 19 Nov 2020

    Next week is the fourth annual estranged student week, which seeks to raise awareness of family estrangement and of the fact that those students face additional barriers to success due to financial pressure, accommodation challenges and poor mental health, all of which are exacerbated by the pandemic. For example, for many—if not most—estranged students, going home for Christmas is not an...
  • Scottish Parliament: Safe Schools 18 Nov 2020

    I support the motion and I associate myself with the remarks of Ross Greer and the Deputy First Minister, in particular, about the efforts of local authorities, teachers and pupils over recent months. Yesterday, the First Minister made two things very clear. First, she is willing to impose severe restrictions on life in general, to reduce levels of infection. Secondly, she is determined to...

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Labour MSP for East Lothian

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented Edinburgh Pentlands

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