Richard Leonard

Labour MSP for Central Scotland


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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

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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: Action Mesothelioma Day 2022 30 Jun 2022

    I remind members of my register of interests, and I thank Marie McNair for bringing the motion to Parliament. It is fitting that the constituency representative for Clydebank opened the debate. The campaign for action on asbestos has been led by a movement of grass-roots campaigners right across the country, but none have been more prominent than those from her constituency. It is fitting,...
  • Scottish Parliament: Skills Development Scotland (Economic Recovery) 23 Jun 2022

    8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will outline the role of Skills Development Scotland in delivering its economic recovery plans. (S6O-01275)
  • Scottish Parliament: Skills Development Scotland (Economic Recovery) 23 Jun 2022

    Back in January this year, the Auditor General for Scotland reported to this Parliament that the Scottish Government, for almost five years, had presided over a complete and utter failure to agree a plan for skills for Scotland’s workers. The Scottish Government was rebuked for not giving the “necessary leadership or oversight” or clarity to deliver that. Urgent action was called for....

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Labour MSP for Central Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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