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

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Asylum (Placement of Unaccompanied Children) 26 Jan 2023

    The First Minister may recall that, before Christmas, I put to her a question regarding councils placing unaccompanied children who are seeking asylum in hotels. Since then, there have been reports that at least 200 children are missing or have been abducted from six Home Office hotels in England. I know that the First Minister will share my horror at that, as—I am sure—will members in...
  • Scottish Parliament: Trainee Doctor Workforce (Update) 25 Jan 2023

    I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for sharing those details on trainee doctors in Scotland, but he will know that Australia and New Zealand are carrying out extensive marketing and recruitment campaigns that are targeted at trainee doctors who work in Scotland’s national health service. That is exacerbated by a lack of available specialist training posts and general burn-out due to...
  • Scottish Parliament: Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 24 Jan 2023

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app was not working. I would have voted yes.

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Labour MSP for Glasgow, Former Labour MP for Glasgow North East

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

Also represented Glasgow North East

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Topics of interest

  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Treasury
  • Asylum: Housing
  • Television: Licensing
  • Warships: Shipbuilding
  • Developing Countries: Females
  • Ministry of Defence: Serco-Denholm

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Scotland) (3 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
27 August 2019, received £150 from ComRes, Coveham House, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham KT11 3E, for two surveys. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 20 September 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) The Great Britain China Centre with sponsorship from Prudential Plc and China International Capital Corporation; (2) All-China Youth Federation
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London SW1X 8PS; (2) 10 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) International Flights £1,586.50; (2) Accommodation £292.74 and transport £215.19, total £507.93

Destination of visit: Beijing and Jinan, China

Dates of visit: 28 July - 2 August 2019

Purpose of visit: To participate in the 2019 Young Leaders Roundtable and to build UK-China understanding and partnership on environment and climate change issues.

(Registered 12 September 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
Army Reservist. Any payment is made pro-rata when engaged on service/duty. (Registered 06 July 2017)
Trustee of Springburn Winter Gardens Trust. (Registered 06 July 2017)
Trustee of Glasgow University Union. (Registered 06 July 2017)
Councillor (unpaid), Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. (Registered 06 July 2017)

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