All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.
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.
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.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Neil Gray’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Neil Gray’s full vote analysis page for more.
I understand the balanced decisions that the Government had to take today, particularly around North Lanarkshire, with its move from level 2 being delayed. Although it is clear that we must proceed with caution, can the First Minister advise whether the 2m rule is under review as we move through the levels? That is of particular concern for churches in Airdrie and Shotts that have been in...
It is a pleasure and an honour to make my first speech in Scotland’s national Parliament and to be doing so with you, Presiding Officer, in the chair for the first time—congratulations. I will address the most pressing issue that we all face, not just in Scotland but around the world. I welcome John Swinney to his new role and congratulate him on it. His cross-departmental responsibility...
I thank the First Minister for her statement. I appreciate not only the focus on recovery from the pandemic but the clear and bold ambition for the future that is based on finding consensus. Yesterday, the Social Justice and Fairness Commission that the First Minister established published its report, which included a call for the extension of the Scottish child payment. I welcome the work in...
Scottish National Party MSP for Airdrie and Shotts, Former Scottish National Party MP for Airdrie and Shotts
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 24 March 2021 — Resigned
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election
Neil Gray campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
Last updated: 15 Mar 2021.