Mairi Gougeon

Scottish National Party MSP for Angus North and Mearns

@MairiGougeon

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: Flooding (Inverclyde) 9 Sep 2020

    We are all acutely aware of the problems that are faced by many communities that are at risk from flooding. A flood strategy group comprising representatives from Inverclyde Council, Scottish Water and Transport Scotland operates in Inverclyde to manage and reduce the risk of flooding. The Scottish Government provides £42 million per year to local authorities to fulfil their flood risk...
  • Scottish Parliament: Flooding (Inverclyde) 9 Sep 2020

    I completely understand the member’s concern and frustration at the on-going situation. We share the desire to see effective and co-ordinated action to minimise the impact of surface water flooding on Stuart McMillan’s constituents and everyone who uses the local trunk road network. Responsi bility for surface water resulting from severe rainfall sits with Inverclyde Council; Scottish...
  • Scottish Parliament: Littering (Highlands and Islands) 9 Sep 2020

    First, I want to make our position absolutely clear: littering is unlawful and unacceptable. To help combat recent issues, we have, with partners Zero Waste Scotland and Keep Scotland Beautiful, developed an anti-littering campaign that includes bespoke materials for 21 local authorities, including Highland Council. We continue collective efforts to encourage everyone to respect their...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Angus North and Mearns

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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