Sarah Boyack

Labour MSP for Lothian

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: National Health Service Dentistry (Backlog) 16 Sep 2021

    6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how it will address the backlog in national health service dentistry. (S6O-00162)
  • Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Dentistry (Backlog) 16 Sep 2021

    I previously received a response that said that a record number of people are registered with an NHS dentist, but constituents are writing to me with their concern that they are still unable to find an NHS dentist with whom they can register, and that delays in appointments are not getting shorter. I am also aware of NHS dentists who have gone private. Is the minister not concerned about that...
  • Scottish Parliament: Decision Time 16 Sep 2021

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer, my machine would not connect in time. I would have abstained. Thank you.

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Labour MSP for Lothian

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented Edinburgh Central

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