Sharon Dowey

Conservative MSP for South Scotland

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: Scottish Government’s International Work 10 May 2022

    I am pleased to close the debate on behalf of the Scottish Conservatives. Many of my colleagues in the chamber have raised numerous critical points concerning the committee report’s findings, which I will come back to at the end of my speech. The Scottish Conservatives recognise the importance of Scotland having an overseas presence. However, that is only true if that does not jeopardise...
  • Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government’s International Work 10 May 2022

    The independence agenda will do that, because we need to work together. We will achieve more if the two Governments work together than if we have a separate agenda for independence. The Scottish Government must also recognise the significance of being part of the UK on the global stage. The UK benefits from having seats in every major multinational organisation including NATO, the World Bank,...
  • Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government’s International Work 10 May 2022

    I want to make some progress. If the Scottish Government is as ambitious as it claims to be in its new international framework, it should do everything in its power to follow the lead of the UK. The UK was the first country in the G7 to legislate for net zero emissions. The FCDO takes advantage of the UK’s combined wealth and power to implement a wide range of humanitarian programmes around...

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Conservative MSP for South Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

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