David Whitton

Former Labour MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Bus Services Regulation 17 Mar 2011

    I speak in support of the Labour motion. For the benefit of Mr Stevenson, who has now brought his bus pass back among us, the motion does not say that we intend to renationalise bus services; it says that we need “legislation to regulate bus services in the best interests of the travelling public.” It is clear that his party’s major donor is not all that interested in that. As we all...
  • Scottish Parliament: Bus Services Regulation 17 Mar 2011

    Scotland needs quality bus services. If we are to achieve our aims on carbon emissions, a first-class public transport network is essential, and bus travel should be at the heart of that. That is why we should support Labour’s motion today.
  • Scottish Parliament: Bus Services Regulation 17 Mar 2011

    Will the minister give way?

More of David Whitton’s recent appearances


Former Labour MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election

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