Gordon MacDonald MSP

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Gordon MacDonald MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Pentlands
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

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Meeting of the Parliament 28 September 2016 [Draft] : 28 September 2016


Gordon MacDonald

The Scottish Government’s portability pilot is due to run until the end of the academic year 2016-17. Constituents who have contacted the Student Awards Agency fo...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 September 2016 [Draft] : 28 September 2016


4. Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to help and support students from Scotland who want to study elsewhere in the European Union. (S5O-00184)



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 20 September 2016 [Draft] : 20 September 2016


Gordon MacDonald

How do we make households independent of energy networks?



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 20 September 2016 [Draft] : 20 September 2016


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

I will ask a couple of questions about affordability. Some of them have been touched upon—certainly by Malcolm Keay. I want to know three things. First, how do we...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 September 2016 [Draft] : 14 September 2016


Gordon MacDonald

The 2015 Scottish vacant and derelict land survey highlighted that there were 12,674 hectares not in productive use across Scotland, which could provide the space for more than half a millio...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 September 2016 [Draft] : 14 September 2016


5. Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making toward compiling an open, transparent and comprehensive land register. (S5O-00125)



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 13 September 2016 : 13 September 2016


Gordon MacDonald

I was agreeing that corporation tax was 52 per cent in, I think, 1984 and is now 20 per cent.



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 13 September 2016 : 13 September 2016


Gordon MacDonald

Does that relate to what James Withers said about collaboration? Should Scottish Enterprise support trade associations to build collaboration, as well as focusing...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 13 September 2016 : 13 September 2016


Gordon MacDonald

The FSB said: “64% of businesses think that the cu...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 13 September 2016 : 13 September 2016


Gordon MacDonald

Will you say something about the small business bonus and how it has helped existing and new businesses?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-01677.1: Protect Local NHS Services (Shona Robison)
Meeting Date: 28/09/2016
Result - For: 62, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-01677: Protect Local NHS Services (Anas Sarwar)
Meeting Date: 28/09/2016
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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AbstainCarried
S5M-01669.2: Securing the Interests of Scotland’s Rural Economy Following the EU Referendum (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 27/09/2016
Result - For: 31, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-01669.1: Securing the Interests of Scotland’s Rural Economy Following the EU Referendum (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 27/09/2016
Result - For: 83, Against: 35 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-01669: Securing the Interests of Scotland’s Rural Economy Following the EU Referendum (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 27/09/2016
Result - For: 83, Against: 35 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-01580.1: Reforming Local Taxation (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 64, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-01580.2: Reforming Local Taxation (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 34, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-01580.3: Reforming Local Taxation (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 6, Against: 121 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-01580: Reforming Local Taxation (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 63, Against: 63 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-01554.4: NHS Scotland Staffing Crisis (Shona Robison)
Meeting Date: 21/09/2016
Result - For: 62, Against: 55 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-00957: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00815: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/07/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00762: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/07/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00706: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/07/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00497: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00396: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00153: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/05/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00094: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/05/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15893: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15824: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-00184: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00125: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00025: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/05/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05706: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05643: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/02/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05607: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05587: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/02/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05230: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/12/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-28854: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-03057: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/11/2015 Show Full Question >>

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