Natalie Don

Scottish National Party MSP for Renfrewshire North and West

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: Cost of Living Crisis (United Kingdom Government Response) 8 Dec 2022

    Recent analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland found that half of Scots are being forced to cut back on household spending. The main levers to address that crisis reside in Westminster, which is an institution that cannot be trusted to concern itself with the plight of ordinary people. What conversations has the First Minister had with the Prime Minister about the inadequacy of the United...
  • Scottish Parliament: Devolution Settlement (Equality) 7 Dec 2022

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the current devolution settlement has led to a position in which Scotland is considered an equal partner. (S6O-01648)
  • Scottish Parliament: Devolution Settlement (Equality) 7 Dec 2022

    Now that it is clear that Scotland is not, and might never have been, an equal partner in this so-called voluntary union of nations, it is more important than ever that Scotland has a choice over its place in the UK constitution. Will the cabinet secretary comment on Gordon Brown’s recent rehashed proposals to make Brexit Britain work for Scotland? Does the cabinet secretary believe, as I...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Renfrewshire North and West

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.