Kevin Stewart

Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeen Central

@KevinStewartSNP

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: Public Health and Wellbeing (Local Government Services) 19 Jan 2023

    We recognise the important role of local government services in improving public health and wellbeing, in order to ensure that people in Scotland live more years in good health. We know that prevention is key and that the building blocks of good health and wellbeing include good education, jobs, housing and communities, all of which local government services contribute to. In recognition of...
  • Scottish Parliament: Public Health and Wellbeing (Local Government Services) 19 Jan 2023

    We have listened to councils and are increasing the resources available to local government by more than £570 million in the next financial year. Local authorities also have a range of revenue-raising powers that are not available to other public services, including newly devolved powers over empty property rates relief. I agree with Mr Whittle that it would be great if more money were...
  • Scottish Parliament: Public Health and Wellbeing (Local Government Services) 19 Jan 2023

    As I said in my answer to Mr Whittle, the Government has listened to local authorities and local government, which is why the available resources will increase by more than £570 million in the next financial year. I would like that to be more, as would the First Minister and the finance secretary, but we work within a fixed budget and we have no borrowing powers, as Ms Mochan is well aware....

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Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeen Central

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

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