Mark Griffin

Labour MSP for Central Scotland

@MarkGriff1n

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected 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: Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill 24 Jun 2021

    I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of interests as an owner of a rental property in North Lanarkshire. For those of us who have been involved in the various stages of this legislation, it has been a fairly hectic week that has highlighted why emergency legislation procedures should be used sparingly. Being in the midst of a global pandemic is obviously a solid reason for...
  • Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2 23 Jun 2021

    I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of interests, which shows that I am an owner of a rental property in North Lanarkshire. In the stage 1 debate yesterday, I highlighted guidance issued by the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, which states: “Housing has become the front line defence against the coronavirus.” At all points of the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2 23 Jun 2021

    I take on board members’ comments about this group of amendments and I concede that they are not ideal. We are left in this situation because of how the bill has been drafted. We would like to have lodged amendments that extended the ban on evictions to level 1 and 2 restriction areas, but that has not been possible. I take on board the points that the Deputy First Minister makes about...

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Labour MSP for Central Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

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