Aileen McLeod

Former Scottish National Party MSP for South Scotland


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: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 16 Mar 2016

    This is a historic day of proceedings on Scotland’s land reform journey. I must apologise, because, as members will realise and, I hope, understand, I am struggling with a bad throat infection. I will have the support and help of my very kind colleague Paul Wheelhouse during the proceedings on amendments. Amendments 12, 20, 22 and 29 are minor amendments, which tidy up the drafting of...
  • Scottish Parliament: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 16 Mar 2016

    I am very happy not to wind up but to welcome the support that we have across the chamber.
  • Scottish Parliament: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 16 Mar 2016

    At stage 2, I lodged amendments that required ministers, when preparing both the land rights and responsibilities statement and the part 4 guidance, to have regard to the desirability of promoting respect for, and observance of, relevant human rights. At stage 2, Michael Russell and Sarah Boyack made helpful additions to the bill through amendments that set out that human rights include...

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Former Scottish National Party MSP for South Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election

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