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: Covid-19 (Support for Small and Medium-sized Businesses) 25 Nov 2020

    8. To ask the Scottish Government what support it is giving to small and medium-sized businesses facing difficulty as a result of the pandemic. (S5O-04784)
  • Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Support for Small and Medium-sized Businesses) 25 Nov 2020

    Growth is crucial to the long-term survival of our businesses. Although there is no denying that the pandemic has been extremely tough on many businesses, others are in the fortunate position of looking to expand their services and the diversity of their operations. What focus has Scottish Enterprise put on companies that are in that position to assist them in taking advantage of new...
  • Scottish Parliament: Supply and Demand for Medicines 24 Nov 2020

    As a member of the Health and Sport Committee, I welcome the opportunity to speak in the debate. I offer my thanks to the clerks and the Scottish Parliament information centre, as well as to my fellow committee members for their hard work in contributing to the report. I also thank everyone who contributed to the inquiry and gave written and oral evidence to the committee. As a committee, it...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Kirkcaldy

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

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