Miles Briggs

Conservative MSP for Lothian


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: Care-experienced and Adopted Children 9 Mar 2023

    Will the member take an intervention?
  • Scottish Parliament: Care-experienced and Adopted Children 9 Mar 2023

    First, I congratulate Roz McCall on bringing the debate to the Parliament. Does she agree that it is unacceptable that, after years of agreeing to have a national kinship care payment—kinship carers are often grandparents bringing up their grandchildren—we have still not seen that being put in place; councils across the country provide different levels of payment. Does she believe that...
  • Scottish Parliament: Cladding Remediation 2 Mar 2023

    I have been contacted by constituents who are currently unable to secure a remortgage because they live in such properties. Those individuals are complaining of radio silence from the Government on the issue, and a lack of urgency and leadership. What advice is being provided to individual householders who are trying to remortgage and who live in those 105 properties?

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Conservative MSP for Lothian

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.