Andy Kerr

Former Labour MSP for East Kilbride

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: First-time Home Buyers 22 Mar 2011

    5. To ask the First Minister what support the Scottish Government is offering to first-time home buyers. (S3F-2986)
  • Scottish Parliament: First-time Home Buyers 22 Mar 2011

    The First Minister did not mention the Scottish National Party’s 2007 manifesto commitment to introduce a grant of £2,000 for first-time home buyers. He could not mention it because he did not offer it. When we return to this place in six weeks or so, will the First Minister—from the Opposition benches—support Labour’s plans to offer real support to first-time home buyers to get a...
  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Education: Education 10 Mar 2011

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to the almost 13,000 children who leave primary school each year unable to read, write or count.

More of Andy Kerr’s recent appearances


Former Labour MSP for East Kilbride

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election

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