Rachael Hamilton

Conservative MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire


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: Complaints against MSPs (Committee Bill Proposal) 29 Sep 2020

    The Scottish Parliament should be a safe and pleasant environment, where staff feel comfortable in their place of work and confident in reporting harassment of any kind. Setting standards in this place should set an example across all levels of Government, in the public and private sectors and in wider society. That has not always been the case, and many members of staff have been let down. A...
  • Scottish Parliament: Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill 29 Sep 2020

    I am delighted to open on behalf of the Scottish Conservatives, and I want to thank everyone who gave evidence for the purposes of the bill. Its development has been an unusual process as we have coped with the Covid-19 restrictions. I also want to put on record my thanks to my colleague Graham Simpson, who was previously a member of the Social Security Committee and who contributed to the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Social Housing (Waiting Lists) 24 Sep 2020

    6. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to reduce waiting lists for social housing. (S5F-04410)

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Conservative MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

Also represented South Scotland

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