Alex Johnstone

Former Conservative MSP for North East Scotland


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: Draft Budget 2017-18 (Timetable) 4 Oct 2016

    This has been a worthwhile debate that has been useful in highlighting some of the challenges that this Parliament faces in revising our processes following the devolution of significant new powers. Before I summarise some of the excellent speeches that we have heard, I want to focus briefly on two issues. First, I want to comment on the need for some level of scenario planning to be...
  • Scottish Parliament: Residential Road Safety 28 Sep 2016

    I congratulate Mark Ruskell on bringing this debate to the chamber. I will offer what I hope he will understand is my conditional support. It is clear that changes that have taken place, particularly the introduction of the 20’s plenty zones, have had a significant effect in improving road safety. As we have moved forward in considering and applying 20mph zones, we have found ourselves in a...
  • Scottish Parliament: Residential Road Safety 28 Sep 2016

    Perhaps towards the end of my speech, but I have a number of points to make. Large 20mph zones are less likely to provoke the response from drivers that I described in key areas. It is also important that we deal with the issues of observance and enforcement if we bring in lower limits. By observance, I mean that drivers need to buy into the measures that we are bringing forward. A speed...

More of Alex Johnstone’s recent appearances


Former Conservative MSP for North East Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 7 December 2016 — Died

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