Nick Johnston

Former Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife

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: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Foot-and-mouth Disease 10 May 2001

    What plans does the minister have to review the status of the provisionally free area so that the provisional tag may ultimately be removed? What is the likely impact of the removal of that tag on the movement of stock and animal products into the area, should it be declared completely free of the disease?
  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health 5 Mar 2001

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether a register is held of patients who are prescribed benzodiazepines.
  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Planning: Planning 5 Mar 2001

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11108 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 23 November 2000, what measures replaced or will be introduced to replace the previously held rights of regional councils to call in controversial planning applications which were made by district councils or which breached structure plans or local plans.

More of Nick Johnston’s recent appearances


Former Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 10 August 2001 — Resigned

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