David Torrance

Scottish National Party MSP for Kirkcaldy


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: Testing Strategy 17 Mar 2021

    I welcome the expansion of testing to all emergency service control room staff. Will it also be extended to all front-line emergency service workers?
  • Scottish Parliament: Natural Assets 10 Mar 2021

    8. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to conserve and grow Scotland’s natural assets. (S5O-05097)
  • Scottish Parliament: Natural Assets 10 Mar 2021

    Scotland’s natural environment is our greatest national asset, but global assessments have highlighted the level of threat and the scale of the action that is needed in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change and to help to halt loss of our biodiversity. What progress is Scotland making in response to that crisis, and what actions are being taken to ensure that the assets are...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Kirkcaldy

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

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