Mark Griffin

Labour MSP for Central Scotland


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: Cladding Remediation 12 May 2022

    I am grateful for advance sight of the cabinet secretary’s statement. The pilot has compounded residents’ stress and worry about the safety of their buildings, some of which are currently valued by financial institutions as being worthless. Householders have struggled to find qualified and competent assessors; the Government should have offered a proper service from the start. As happens...
  • Scottish Parliament: Fuel Poverty (Support) 10 May 2022

    2. I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests as an owner of a rented property in North Lanarkshire. To ask the Scottish Government what preparations it is making to support people in Scotland, in light of the reported comments by the chief executive of Scottish Power warning that 10 million United Kingdom homes could potentially be in fuel poverty this...
  • Scottish Parliament: Fuel Poverty (Support) 10 May 2022

    The first part of the solution to rocketing fuel costs is to put money into the pockets of the people who need it most. Scottish Labour had a plan to do that, but the Government ignored it in favour of mirroring the unfair UK scheme. The second part is to make people’s homes cheaper to heat as soon as it is humanly possible. Last week, the Existing Homes Alliance set out a framework of...

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Labour MSP for Central Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

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