Fiona Hyslop

Scottish National Party MSP for Linlithgow


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: Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage 25 Nov 2021

    Will the member give way?
  • Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 23 Nov 2021

    In tackling the pandemic, it is essential that people take up vaccination, including the latest booster vaccination. Is the First Minister aware that there is still a persistent problem with the national vaccination appointments system and how it operates in Lothian? I first contacted health authorities on 28 October to raise issues with the portal booking system and the national vaccination...
  • Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (International Development Support) 23 Nov 2021

    I am aware that the Scottish Government is in discussion with vaccine producer Valneva in West Lothian about business and export opportunities, and that Valneva has recently secured a 60-million dose order from the European Union, pending vaccine authorisations from the European Medicines Agency. Given that the Valneva vaccine can be transported and stored at room temperature, which is...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Linlithgow

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented Lothians

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