Margo MacDonald

Former Independent MSP for Lothian

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: Finance 11 Dec 2013

    Will the member give way.
  • Scottish Parliament: Finance 11 Dec 2013

    Will the member give way?
  • Scottish Parliament: Finance 11 Dec 2013

    Much as I appreciate hearing the detail that is comprising the debate at this precise moment, I cannot help but think that the Opposition has to come up with an answer to the question that is being asked elsewhere in the United Kingdom: what are we going to do about the cost of living?

More of Margo MacDonald’s recent appearances


Former Independent MSP for Lothian

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 4 April 2014 — Died

Party was Independent until 27 Jan 2003

Also represented Lothians

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