Brian Whittle

Conservative MSP for South Scotland


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: Heat in Buildings Strategy 7 Oct 2021

    It is clear that hydrogen-powered boilers could play a substantial role in the replacement of natural gas boilers. Although I note that there is a strong emphasis on heat pumps in the strategy, when does the Scottish Government expect to be able to provide home owners with greater guidance about the likely availability of a mains hydrogen network in Scotland and help them to make an informed...
  • Scottish Parliament: Decision Time 7 Oct 2021

    On a point of order. My app would not connect. I would have voted for the motion.
  • Scottish Parliament: Health and Social Care (Winter Planning) 5 Oct 2021

    I note the cabinet secretary’s comments on international recruitment, which I welcome. However, the numbers of Scottish students who apply for places in midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational health and other allied health professions consistently far outstrip the numbers of places that are available. Does the cabinet secretary accept that that, along with the Scottish...

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Conservative MSP for South Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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