Monica Lennon

Labour MSP for Central Scotland

@MonicaLennon7

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: Family Contact (Older and Disabled Care Home Residents) 17 Sep 2020

    7. To ask the First Minister what urgent action the Scottish Government is taking to restore and support contact between family carers and older and disabled people living in care homes, which is considered essential to their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. (S5F-04387)
  • Scottish Parliament: Family Contact (Older and Disabled Care Home Residents) 17 Sep 2020

    I am pleased to hear that the health secretary will meet Cathie Russell and will engage with the care home relatives Scotland group. I say to both Willie Rennie and the First Minister that the issue is not just about the timetabling of visits; it is about recognising and reinstating family care givers as equal partners in their loved ones’ care. We all want to see the virus being...
  • Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2020-21 2 Sep 2020

    Speaker after speaker has reflected on the unprecedented times that we are living through. The programme for government has been published in the context of, and in response to, a global and national crisis. We face huge tests not only in relation to health but on the economy and climate, too. There is much to welcome in the programme for government, but it must not be the final word. MSPs on...

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Labour MSP for Central Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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