Margaret Mitchell

Former Conservative MSP for Central Scotland

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: Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill 23 Mar 2021

    I know how much work goes into introducing a member’s bill, and I congratulate Neil Bibby on the tenacity that he has shown in getting it to this stage. The Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill seeks to improve the position of tied pub tenants and their pub-owning businesses, and give Scottish tied pub tenants at least the same protections and opportunities as those in England and Wales have. As...
  • Scottish Parliament: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner (Appointment) 11 Mar 2021

    As a member of the cross-party selection panel that was established by the Presiding Officer under the standing orders, I am delighted to speak to motion S5M-24333, which invites members of the Parliament to agree to nominate Dr Brian Plastow to Her Majesty the Queen for appointment as the first Scottish Biometrics Commissioner. The Presiding Officer chaired the selection panel. The other...
  • Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 10 Mar 2021

    During the scrutiny of the bill, there was significant discussion about the inclusion of age as a characteristic and the issue of vulnerability. In its evidence at stage 1, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service stated: “Prosecutorial experience is that there are relatively few cases of age hostility”. The Justice Committee concluded: “the approach to this issue should be one...

More of Margaret Mitchell’s recent appearances


Former Conservative MSP for Central Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election

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