Alexander Burnett

Former Conservative MSP for Aberdeenshire West

@AJABurnett

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: Hotel Quarantine (Exemption) 18 Mar 2021

    My question also deals with flexibility in immigration. I have a constituent who is in the third trimester of her pregnancy and will soon no longer be allowed to fly. She is returning to Scotland next week from Hong Kong and urgently needs to know whether she and her 18-month-old child will be exempt from hotel quarantine.
  • Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Railway 17 Mar 2021

    Creating yet another public body to take the blame for Scottish Government failings is the usual way for the SNP, but why has it taken so long— after 14 years in Government and nearly 3 million minutes of delays in the past nine years? Can the cabinet secretary not just apologise to commuters and taxpayers for the delays and money wasted and explain how the body will help commuters in the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 11 Mar 2021

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. No vote appeared on my device. I would have voted no.

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Former Conservative MSP for Aberdeenshire West

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election

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