Pam Gosal

Conservative MSP for West Scotland

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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: Planning Policy 29 Sep 2022

    A development on green-belt space near Duntocher, in my region, is set to go ahead despite being widely unpopular with local residents and having been rejected by West Dunbartonshire Council. Across Scotland as a whole, last year local councils were overruled on nearly half of the planning applications that were appealed to ministers. Does the First Minister truly believe that her Government...
  • Scottish Parliament: Excellence in Scottish Education 29 Sep 2022

    I am honoured to close this important debate on behalf of the Scottish Conservatives. I support the amendment that was lodged by my colleague Stephen Kerr. To be frank, it is shocking that the SNP Government has the audacity to hold a debate on education and use the term “excellence” in the title, when the cabinet secretary knows that the Scottish education system, despite being hailed a...
  • Scottish Parliament: Excellence in Scottish Education 29 Sep 2022

    No—I need to get on with my speech. Those history books are likely to ooze political grievance, resulting in schools being flooded with SNP propaganda material. Stephen Kerr rightly condemned the stripping away of virtually everything that is education. There are fewer teachers, lower levels of literacy and numeracy and a lack of emphasis on knowledge. The list is endless. My colleague Sue...

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Conservative MSP for West Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

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