Tom Arthur

Scottish National Party MSP for Renfrewshire South


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: Care Home Residents (Visits) 23 Dec 2020

    8. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that care home residents who are unable to go outside can still meet friends and family. (S5O-04888)
  • Scottish Parliament: Care Home Residents (Visits) 23 Dec 2020

    That is not a problem, Presiding Officer. I share the cabinet secretary’s sentiment of feeling gutted that the restrictions that are necessarily in place will mean further restrictions for care homes. I welcome the roll-out of testing that will be taking place in care homes, and the opportunities that it will create with regard to the ability to relax restrictions further. The cabinet...
  • Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 22 Dec 2020

    I am grateful for the opportunity to speak to amendments 7, 22, 23 and 30 in the name of Angela Constance. I take the opportunity to congratulate her on her appointment to Government and to wish her the best in her new role. The amendments follow on from stage 2 amendments 6 and 10, also in the name of Angela Constance, which were debated but not moved. Those earlier amendments were intended...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Renfrewshire South

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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