Ruth Maguire

Scottish National Party MSP for Cunninghame South


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: Equally Safe Strategy 10 Nov 2022

    In September, Thai and Chinese women who suffered a horrendous ordeal as they were prostituted in brothels across Glasgow saw justice as their traffickers were convicted in the High Court. I am sure that the minister will join me in commending the bravery of the women who testified against their abusers and the care and professionalism of those who supported them to do that, and in welcoming...
  • Scottish Parliament: National Planning Framework 4 8 Nov 2022

    The Ardeer peninsula is marked out in NPF4 as “a significant site for redevelopment”. With the special development order still in place, there remain concerns locally about the potential impact of development free from the usual planning restrictions. Can the minister provide an update on the commencement of provisions to deal with SDOs, and can he assure my constituents that...
  • Scottish Parliament: Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 27 Oct 2022

    Will the member take a brief intervention on that point?

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Scottish National Party MSP for Cunninghame South

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.