Alex Neil

Scottish National Party MSP for Airdrie and Shotts


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: Baroness Cumberlege Report 8 Sep 2020

    There are very few issues that unite all five parties in the Parliament, but all three issues that the Cumberlege report addresses significantly add to that total. I, too, pay tribute to Lady Cumberlege and her team for a first-class report on all three areas that they looked into. However, I will, obviously, concentrate on the mesh issue. I would like to make a number of points to take us...
  • Scottish Parliament: Baroness Cumberlege Report 8 Sep 2020

    Finally, the patient decision aid should be used much more widely. Although MHRA reform is a reserved matter, all devolved governments should be heavily involved in the decision-making and process of reform so that we can rectify that organisation. Never again should any manufacturer be able to destroy people’s lives in the way that mesh manufacturers have over the past 10 or 20 years.
  • Scottish Parliament: Life Sciences Innovation (Covid-19 Response) 26 Aug 2020

    I, too, welcome the minister’s statement. The life sciences are among the highest multipliers in the economy and they produce many more jobs and sources of wealth creation outwith the sector as well as in it. A very good example of that is ILC Therapeutics in BioCity in my constituency. It is engaged in immunotherapy, which is a hugely growing area for the life sciences. I draw the...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Airdrie and Shotts

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented Central Scotland

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