Willie Rennie

Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Fife


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: National Care Service (Co-design Process) 31 Jan 2023

    I am not sure that undermining trade unionism is the best way to go about trying to listen to the trade unions. The minister said that he is listening, but the Unite trade union has stopped listening to him. The bill has few friends. It was condemned by the Finance and Public Administration Committee and criticised by the Education, Children and Young People Committee, and the Government...
  • Scottish Parliament: Brexit and Workers’ Rights 31 Jan 2023

    I agree with much of what the minister says about the disaster of Brexit. We supported the Government’s efforts on the keeping pace powers. Is he able to update members on how many times that facility has been used and what the plans are for the future?
  • Scottish Parliament: Brexit and Workers’ Rights 31 Jan 2023

    I think that we are talking at cross-purposes.

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Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Fife

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Also represented Mid Scotland and Fife

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