Kezia Dugdale

Former Labour 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: Care System (Outcomes for Young People) 20 Jun 2019

    Despite the limited progress that has been made, in this country we still have a care system in which more than 60 per cent of children do not attain even one national 5 qualification , care-experienced young people are around 10 times less likely to go on to higher education and, in every age group and at every level, young people are behind their peers in literacy and numeracy. Those...
  • Scottish Parliament: Gender Recognition Act 2004 Review 20 Jun 2019

    Over the past few months, my trans constituents have had their very existence questioned. They have faced hateful rhetoric and have been told that they are psychologically unwell. All that they want is to have a birth certificate that reflects who they are. They are not ill, but this sustained deliberation over their right to exist is damaging to their mental health and wellbeing. Now that we...
  • Scottish Parliament: Planning (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (Day 2) 19 Jun 2019

    Will the member take an intervention?

More of Kezia Dugdale’s recent appearances


Former Labour MSP for Lothian

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 15 July 2019 — Resigned

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