Gordon MacDonald

Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands


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: Lothian Buses (Suspension of Services) 18 Mar 2021

    As a former employee of Lothian Buses, I utterly condemn the totally unacceptable antisocial and violent behaviour that has endangered drivers and passengers. The company has invested substantial sums of money, over the years, in radios, closed-circuit television and bandit screens to protect drivers in all its vehicles. Will the cabinet secretary join me in thanking my former colleagues at...
  • Scottish Parliament: Scotch Whisky (United States Tariffs) 25 Feb 2021

    This month we heard that Scotch whisky exports had decreased by £1 billion in 2020, which was a drop of 23 per cent. That is due partly to the pandemic, but a significant part is due to the 25 per cent United States Government tariff on single malt whisky that continues to damage the industry. Can the First Minister update members, in relation to the United Kingdom budget next week, on what...
  • Scottish Parliament: European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 4 Feb 2021

    I, too, thank Andy Wightman for introducing the bill. At its heart, this is about strengthening our democracy in every community across Scotland, making it more effective, accountable and accessible to the people whom it serves. The bill incorporates into Scots law 11 articles of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, which was ratified by the UK in 1998. The Scottish Government...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

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