MSPs from all political parties were able to claim mobile phones for their constituency staff at the beginning of the pandemic – but you wouldn't gather that from reading the Unionist media.

We debunked claims that former first minister Nicola Sturgeon and former health secretary Jeane Freeman bought "burner" phones during the pandemic, with the insinuation they were used to hide evidence of decision-making amid the row over deleted WhatsApps.

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But while they did purchase phones for staff – as signed off by parliamentary officials – Sturgeon and Freeman were certainly not the only ones.

The former SNP leader was even challenged on the claims at the UK Covid Inquiry on Wednesday. 

The National analysed Holyrood's publicly available expense records and found that eight MSPs, including Sturgeon, purchased mobiles in 2020.

Elsewhere, 29 MSPs bought mobile phones or top-ups for devices under "Incidental and Ancillary Employment Cost Provision” due to the extenuating circumstances of stay-at-home orders. 

You can see the full list of those MSPs below, and each table is searchable. 

Which MSPs claimed phones in early 2020 at the start of the pandemic?

Which MSPs claimed for mobile devices or top-ups in 2020-2021?