Jean Urquhart

Former Independent MSP for Highlands and Islands

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: Israel (Cultural Engagement) 25 Feb 2016

    I, too, thank Jackson Carlaw for bringing this debate to the chamber. I also declare an interest as a member of the cross-party group on Palestine and a member of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign. First, I must challenge Jackson Carlaw on his remark about anti-Semitism. I and many thousands of others might be critical of the Israeli Government and sympathetic to Palestinians, but...
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 3 24 Feb 2016

    As we discuss and debate the Scottish budget today, it is important that we set the political and economic framework at a UK level to provide the backdrop and context to our deliberations. The UK economy is weak and unbalanced, and it is inextricably tied to the Tory economic plan of austerity, privatisation and the concentration of economic activity into the financial services industry....
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 3 24 Feb 2016

    As well as being creative when it comes to managing a cut budget, we need to politically oppose the Tories root and branch. That means supporting anti-cuts movements; it means making sure that the SNP members of Parliament are agitational at Westminster; it means that we in Scotland need to look towards creating needs budgets; and, of course, it means that we must continue to campaign for...

More of Jean Urquhart’s recent appearances


Former Independent MSP for Highlands and Islands

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election

Party was Scottish National Party until 23 Oct 2012

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