David McLetchie

Former Conservative MSP for Lothian

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: Creative Scotland (Severance Package for Chief Executive) 11 Dec 2012

    3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of the severance package agreed with the chief executive of Creative Scotland, Andrew Dixon, in light of his announcement that he is to leave the organisation in January 2013. (S4T-00158)
  • Scottish Parliament: Creative Scotland (Severance Package for Chief Executive) 11 Dec 2012

    I am very disappointed to hear that. I am not quite sure why the Scottish Government should be complicit in a cover-up of the expenditure of considerable sums of public money. In considering her answer to my previous question, the cabinet secretary should acknowledge that we have got into a situation in which the year of creative Scotland has turned into the year of destructive—or...
  • Scottish Parliament: Creative Scotland (Severance Package for Chief Executive) 11 Dec 2012

    Can the cabinet secretary confirm that she retains full confidence in the board of Creative Scotland and that following the publication of the internal reviews, which is due to take place on Friday, she will take all necessary steps to restore the confidence of members of the artistic community in Scotland in the organisation?

More of David McLetchie’s recent appearances


Former Conservative MSP for Lothian

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 12 August 2013 — Died

Also represented Edinburgh Pentlands; Lothians

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