Gordon Jackson

Former Labour MSP for Glasgow Govan

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 Future of Scotland" might sound a somewhat melodramatic title for a debate. After all, Governments come and go. For most people, when Governments change, life just goes on until the next change. That is normal democratic politics. The truth is that this election is a little—no, not a little—a lot different. That is true for me even at a local level. Forgive me for being parochial,...
  • Scottish Parliament: The Future of Scotland 29 Mar 2007

    That is simply not true. The truth of the matter is that no European Government gives its defence orders outside its own borders.
  • Scottish Parliament: The Future of Scotland 29 Mar 2007

    No, I am sorry, but I have to move on. The prosperity of which I spoke is the key issue, not just for Govan but for the whole of Scotland. The question is, do we or do we not want to separate ourselves from our neighbours in the United Kingdom? [Interruption.] Is John Swinney going to speak standing up or continue to speak sitting down? People say to me that they are toying with the idea of...

More of Gordon Jackson’s recent appearances


Former Labour MSP for Glasgow Govan

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 2 April 2007 — Election

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