Miles Briggs

Former Conservative MSP for Lothian


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: Covid-19 (Reflections and Next Steps) 23 Mar 2021

    I have raised this issue with the First Minister a number of times, but I will raise it again. It concerns one of the most depressing things that has happened during the pandemic: families finding out that their power of attorney has been overruled or loved ones finding that the do not resuscitate form has not been given consent. What investigation into that issue has taken place during the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Drug Deaths and Harms 18 Mar 2021

    I congratulate Maureen Watt on her final speech and on her service to the north-east over many years. She comes from an outstanding political family, which includes her father, Hamish. I wish her well in her retirement and thank her for the kindness that she has shown to members of all parties. It is amazing that, as members stand down, we find nice things to say about each other. I also—he...
  • Scottish Parliament: Lothian Buses (Suspension of Services) 18 Mar 2021

    The incidents have shocked the local community here, in Edinburgh. No one should have to go to their work and face such shameless and senseless attacks. Given some of the success that Police Scotland previously had on attacks with fireworks around bonfire night, will the Scottish Government and Police Scotland look to establish an antisocial behaviour task force with Lothian Buses and the...

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Former Conservative MSP for Lothian

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election

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