Alex Cole-Hamilton

Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western


There are currently votes on relevant topics that are not included in the summaries below. We are working on bringing these records up to date over the next few months.

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: Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry 5 Oct 2022

    There is not a member in the chamber who does not know somebody to whom the outcome of the inquiry will make a material, life-changing difference and for whom it will answer vital questions about the loss of their loved ones. I am concerned about some of the confusion that exists around Lady Poole’s departure. Twice now, the cabinet secretary has been asked why other Opposition spokespeople...
  • Scottish Parliament: Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2 5 Oct 2022

    Members will be pleased to hear that I have been slashing my remarks, taking out paragraphs left, right and centre. [ Applause .] What you have to do to get a clap in this place—I don’t know. The bill represents a first for this Parliament but also a first for our new King. It will be the first whole piece of legislation to transit through the Scottish Parliament to which his signature...
  • Scottish Parliament: Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2 5 Oct 2022

    I was not making a partisan point, although, having listened to the minister’s remarks, I think he thought that I was. Amendment 101 is about scrutiny and transparency, not about who is in charge at any period in history. Transparency and scrutiny are pillars of our democracy. Indeed, they have been championed by our new King, and Parliament has the opportunity tonight to agree on a...

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Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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