Gordon MacDonald MSP

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Gordon MacDonald MSP

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

Gordon is a member of the following Committees:

Gordon is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

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Meeting of the Parliament 15 June 2016 : 15 June 2016


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

The phrase “Cities standing strong” is one of the opening comments in Ernst & Young’s Scottish ITEM club report. It says:



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 14 June 2016 [Draft] : 14 June 2016


Gordon MacDonald

We are talking about a result that could, whichever way it falls, have a massive impact on our economy. For you to turn around and say that it is not a matter that the committee should consi...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 14 June 2016 [Draft] : 14 June 2016


Gordon MacDonald

So far, in the discussions at informal meetings—of which I have now attended three—no individual has come along with an axe to grind. Such meetings are about movi...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 14 June 2016 [Draft] : 14 June 2016


Gordon MacDonald

Absolutely: it is about striking a balance between the two.



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 14 June 2016 [Draft] : 14 June 2016


Gordon MacDonald

Yes. We do not have to have a guest speaker. When we have had such meetings before, there have been maybe six or seven groups and one MSP sits with each group and...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 14 June 2016 [Draft] : 14 June 2016


Gordon MacDonald

We really started having away days—which I think work really well—to any great extent only in the second half of the previous session of Parliament. The then Econ...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 14 June 2016 [Draft] : 14 June 2016


Gordon MacDonald

Before the election, the then Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee looked at the living wage and fair work in quite a bit of detail. I am not averse to looking a...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 14 June 2016 [Draft] : 14 June 2016


Gordon MacDonald

I am the only member here who was on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee in the previous session, which carried out an inquiry into the internationalisation...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 14 June 2016 [Draft] : 14 June 2016


Gordon MacDonald

I am on holiday from 18 August.



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 14 June 2016 [Draft] : 14 June 2016


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

I have nothing to declare but, on a voluntary basis, I mention the work that I have been doing for the past few years with the Scottish Grocers Federation to high...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-00607.1: Gender and the Workplace (Annie Wells)
Meeting Date: 29/06/2016
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-00601.1: Implications of the EU Referendum for Scotland (Ruth Davidson)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2016
Result - For: 34, Against: 68 Abstain: 21
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S5M-00601: Implications of the EU Referendum for Scotland (Nicola Sturgeon)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 0 Abstain: 31
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S5M-00467.4: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 33, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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S5M-00467.3: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Daniel Johnson)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 29, Against: 59 Abstain: 29
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S5M-00467: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 88, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
S5M-00431.1: The Contributions of Colleges and Universities to Scotland’s Success (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 29, Against: 95 Abstain: 0
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S5M-00431.2: The Contributions of Colleges and Universities to Scotland’s Success (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 33, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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S5M-00431: The Contributions of Colleges and Universities to Scotland’s Success (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 95, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-00448.3: The Economy (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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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-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 >>
Question S4O-04639: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/09/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27288: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/09/2015 Show Full Question >>

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