Elena Whitham

Scottish National Party MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley

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: Cost of Living Crisis 12 May 2022

    Does the First Minister share my disgust at the comments that were made in the House of Commons by Tory Member of Parliament Lee Anderson, who said that people who use food banks across these islands do so because they “cannot cook” and “cannot budget”, and does she agree that that clearly demonstrates that the Tories are completely out of touch with people who are suffering from the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Closing the Attainment Gap 12 May 2022

    Does the cabinet secretary agree that, since the Scottish National Party Government formed, in 2007, Scotland has the highest pound-per-pupil spend in the United Kingdom and that attainment and the number of pupils who go on to positive destinations have improved? The figures for East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire, both in my constituency, are 95.7 and 98.4 per cent respectively. Does the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Fuel Poverty (Support) 10 May 2022

    Does the minister agree that, although the Scottish Government can, to a point, use our devolved social security powers to put more money into people’s pockets and mitigate the harms of escalating fuel poverty, together with signposting assistance that is available through organisations such as Citrus Energy in Ayrshire, the UK Government holds the levers for delivering meaningful support...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

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