Dean Lockhart

Former Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife


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: Role of Incineration in Waste Hierarchy 16 Jun 2022

    In her opening statement, the minister referred to EU regulations. A number of changes have recently been made to EU regulations in the area of incineration. Given the Scottish Government’s stated policy of keeping pace with EU laws, can the minister explain what differences currently exist in this area between regulations in Scotland and regulations at the EU level?
  • Scottish Parliament: Accident and Emergency Departments (Waiting Times) 15 Jun 2022

    7. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce waiting times at accident and emergency departments. (S6O-01221)
  • Scottish Parliament: Accident and Emergency Departments (Waiting Times) 15 Jun 2022

    The most recent waiting times at Forth Valley royal hospital for accident and emergency and minor injuries show that more than 500 patients waited for more than eight hours and that 100 patients waited for more than 12 hours, despite staff working around the clock. The cabinet secretary has outlined additional finance, but what practical and urgent steps, including the recruitment of...

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Former Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 September 2022 — Resigned

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.