Dave Petrie

Former Conservative MSP for Highlands and Islands

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: Education 22 Mar 2007

    The criticism was realistic and positive.
  • Scottish Parliament: Education 22 Mar 2007

    I echo what Donald Gorrie said about extra-curricular activities in schools—which the Conservative party greatly supports—and pay tribute to my esteemed mentor, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, for his support and for his excellent speech in his final parliamentary debate. As a former teacher, I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate. When I heard Tony Blair give his triple...
  • Scottish Parliament: Education 22 Mar 2007

    I had not realised that we have reached such an agreement, but I look forward to sending the minister a letter. If the results of the extra money that has been made available are not good enough, I want to know why that money is being wasted. The Executive wants to talk up the successes of its education policy in this debate as much as possible, but it is interesting that there is not a...

More of Dave Petrie’s recent appearances


Former Conservative MSP for Highlands and Islands

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 19 April 2006 — Appointed, regional replacement

Left the Scottish Parliament on 2 April 2007 — Election

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