Russell Findlay

Conservative MSP for West Scotland

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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

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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: Excellence in Scottish Education 29 Sep 2022

    I very much enjoyed the robust contribution from Stephen Kerr—our party’s new education supremo—who regularly schools the SNP Government. We have heard many interesting speeches, but I was particularly impressed by Sue Webber’s, Willie Rennie’s and Michael Marra’s thoughtful and passionate contributions. It was also refreshing to hear such a thoughtful and measured contribution...
  • Scottish Parliament: Excellence in Scottish Education 29 Sep 2022

    Let me turn to what I was about to explain. In answer to Dr Allan’s second point, I say that that is absolutely not the case: my point is about the Government’s direction, not about teachers. I will start with the curious case of the Loch Ness monster. Education Scotland told schoolchildren that Nessie can somehow help them to form a view on an independence referendum. [ Interruption .]...
  • Scottish Parliament: Excellence in Scottish Education 29 Sep 2022

    The cabinet secretary should listen to the experts who are making their views clear. She might not enjoy hearing them, but their points are absolutely valid. It is worth listening to what the experts have to say. Education campaigner Chris McGovern described that particular episode as “propaganda” and an attempt to “brainwash pupils into believing that Scotland is the victim of a wicked...

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Conservative MSP for West Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

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