Neil Findlay

Labour MSP for Lothian


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: Programme for Government (Economic Impact Assessment) 25 Nov 2020

    In the cabinet secretary’s constituency and in my region, there are wind turbines as far as the eye can see and none of them has been built in Scotland. The programme for government makes all sorts of commitments to jobs and renewable energy, and we hear warm words about green jobs and a just transition. However, that is all utterly meaningless today as BiFab looks set to lose yet more work...
  • Scottish Parliament: Schools (Staff and Pupil Safety) 25 Nov 2020

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that staff and pupils are safe in schools. (S5O-04787)
  • Scottish Parliament: Schools (Staff and Pupil Safety) 25 Nov 2020

    According to the latest survey of schools by the Educational Institute of Scotland, teachers support the decision to keep schools open where at all possible, but they have real concerns about their and their pupils’ health and safety, with 43 per cent saying that they do not feel safe under the current conditions. What additional support is the Government putting into schools to increase...

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Labour MSP for Lothian

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

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