Beatrice Wishart

Liberal Democrat MSP for Shetland Islands

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: Carbon Neutral Islands 17 May 2022

    Scottish Liberal Democrats will support the Labour and Conservative amendments. I congratulate island communities on taking their place in the carbon-neutral project as we all journey to net zero. The islands of Hoy and Yell, like others in the northern isles, are reliant on ferries, and the greatest source of carbon emissions in the isles is transport. As Liam McArthur’s amendment states,...
  • Scottish Parliament: New Mothers (Mental Health Care) 10 May 2022

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to provide local support to new mothers who require a specialist mental health bed with their baby, following recent reports that many are having to travel hundreds of miles in order to receive the treatment that they need. (S6T-00687)
  • Scottish Parliament: New Mothers (Mental Health Care) 10 May 2022

    There are no dedicated in-patient mental healthcare beds for new mothers north of Livingston. Hospitals in Shetland and Livingston have a contractual agreement for perinatal mental health services; my constituents are expected to take a long journey by air or sea with their newborns. Does the minister agree with the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland that new mothers face a postcode...

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Liberal Democrat MSP for Shetland Islands

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 30 August 2019 — Byelection

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