Fiona Hyslop

Scottish National Party MSP for Linlithgow


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: Net Zero: Local Government and Cross-sectoral Partners 14 Mar 2023

    I listened carefully to what the cabinet secretary said. He described the place-based approach as being about participatory budgeting in local geographical areas. However, the report recommends that the place-based approach should not just be about public funding; it should be about co-ordination of all the partners.
  • Scottish Parliament: Net Zero: Local Government and Cross-sectoral Partners 14 Mar 2023

    Climate change and our collective role of delivering net zero and elimination of carbon emissions is a global imperative, but to deliver that we need action at every level of government. This has been a good debate. It has raised so many issues and has challenged us, but it has also given us some hope and confidence. I, too, thank all those who sent in submissions and gave evidence—from...
  • Scottish Parliament: Net Zero: Local Government and Cross-sectoral Partners 14 Mar 2023

    That is the very point of the recommendation that there should be a road map, which, I think, we are all agreed on. The response from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities was that our report is a watershed moment in terms of understanding and appreciating local government’s role and potential in delivering net zero. There is no shortage of willingness or of good examples of best...

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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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