Gillian Martin

Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeenshire East


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: Gender Pay Gap 26 Jan 2023

    8. To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling the gender pay gap. (S6O-01835)
  • Scottish Parliament: Gender Pay Gap 26 Jan 2023

    I thank the minister for that answer, which is proof that progressive policies are making a difference. During the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee’s inquiry into the gender pay gap in the previous session of Parliament, we found that social care workers are disproportionately female and that low pay in that sector contributes to our gender pay gap. How do the proposals for the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 26 Jan 2023

    One of the objectives of STPR2 is to improve safety and resilience. I take on board the cabinet secretary’s comments about the A96 dualling being a commitment of the previous strategic transport projects review. However, it is the biggest transport concern of my constituents in Aberdeenshire East, thousands of whom expressed safety concerns in the A96 review consultation. A great deal of...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeenshire East

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.