Gillian Mackay

Green MSP for Central 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: Abortion Healthcare 12 May 2022

    As we have heard, the First Minister will be aware of the loud protest outside the Sandyford clinic in Glasgow yesterday. Not only do such protests intimidate many of the people who use those services, but clinicians have contacted me to say that the protest forced the clinic to close particular rooms on one side of the building, due to the amplification system that the protesters were using....
  • Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 12 May 2022

    I apologise to members for the fact that I will be absent from the chamber during closing speeches. I am stepping in to give this speech on behalf of another member who is unwell, and I have another engagement during the closing speeches. I will return as quickly as possible, and I thank the Presiding Officer for her tolerance. The process of passing two pieces of emergency legislation at the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Ineos Group Ltd (Grangemouth Refinery Restructuring Discussions) 10 May 2022

    I grew up in Grangemouth and I know how important a just transition will be for workers, the planet and the communities that surround the refinery. The community needs the Scottish Government to do everything that it can to deliver a just transition. Does the minister agree that the future of Grangemouth depends on a just transition away from fossil fuels that is led by the local communities...

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Green MSP for Central Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

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