Graham Simpson

Conservative MSP for Central Scotland

@GrahamSMSP

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: Net Zero Nation 21 Sep 2021

    I think that we can all agree in this debate on one thing, which is that we need to cut carbon emissions and that whatever target we set to reach net zero, we have to achieve it. I will focus my remarks on transport, the biggest contributor to carbon emissions, and start with active travel, which I am keen on. There is no reason why people cannot walk or cycle instead of taking the car for...
  • Scottish Parliament: ScotRail (Proposed Timetable Changes) 16 Sep 2021

    Does the minister plan to keep the timetable cuts when ScotRail is nationalised?
  • Scottish Parliament: Ferries 15 Sep 2021

    When is the turnaround director going to turn anything around at the yard, and when is somebody’s head going to roll over this shambles?

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Conservative MSP for Central Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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