Mark McDonald MSP

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Mark McDonald MSP

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  • Member for: Aberdeen Donside
  • Region: North East Scotland
  • Party: Independent

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 02 May 2018 : 02 May 2018


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I congratulate Dean Lockhart on securing today’s debate and I thank Which? and FSB for their campaign. I realise that the debate has focused predominantly on rural issues and rural communiti...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 November 2017 : 02 November 2017


Mark McDonald

Let me turn to the question of resource, which I was going to come to a little bit later. The local government financial statistics for 2015-16 show that the spen...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 November 2017 : 02 November 2017


Mark McDonald

It is okay—I shall crack on anyway. Michel...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 November 2017 : 02 November 2017


The Minister for Childcare and Early Years (Mark McDonald)

I was grateful when Michelle Ballantyne ran out of things to say, because I have a lot to get through. Alas, it was not to be.



Meeting of the Parliament 02 November 2017 : 02 November 2017


The Minister for Childcare and Early Years (Mark McDonald)

I hear the point that Mr Gray is making, but he will have heard the Deputy First Minister highlight the significant improvement that there has been in outcomes fo...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 October 2017 : 24 October 2017


The Minister for Childcare and Early Years (Mark McDonald)

Lewis Macdonald will appreciate that, given my ministerial office, I cannot make a speech in the debate. However, as the issue affects a number of my constituents, I ask him whether he agree...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 October 2017 : 24 October 2017


Mark McDonald

First of all, I commend Fulton MacGregor for highlighting Holly Kinsella’s work. I know that he brought her to Parliament as his local champion on the basis of her work to raise awareness of...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 October 2017 : 24 October 2017


Mark McDonald

First, I cannot give a blow-by-blow account of the discussions that are being had, but we are committed to ensuring that the barriers that prevent deaf BSL users in particular and BSL users ...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 October 2017 : 24 October 2017


Mark McDonald

I look forward to visiting Dingwall academy next month. Maree Todd has, at every opportunity, assiduously highlighted the academy’s work on BSL, and I look forward to seeing its work....



Meeting of the Parliament 24 October 2017 : 24 October 2017


Mark McDonald

Action 45 states that we will “Ensure that—in line with Scotland’s ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12264: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Relief from Additional Amount) (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2018
Result - For: 109, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12223.1: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 30, Against: 95 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-12223.2: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Neil Findlay)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 93, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12223: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 93, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12140.1: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 64, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12140.4: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 64, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12140: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 65, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-12076.2: Scottish National Investment Bank (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 08/05/2018
Result - For: 19, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-12076.3: Scottish National Investment Bank (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 08/05/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-12010.3: Scotland's Digital Connectivity (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 03/05/2018
Result - For: 104, Against: 2 Abstain: 6
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Motion S5M-12153: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 09/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12102: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11903: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 26/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11902: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 26/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11768: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 20/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11681: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 17/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11395: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 28/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11295: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 26/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11092: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 16/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11058: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 15/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-16731: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16728: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16730: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16729: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15998: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 17/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15996: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 17/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15999: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 17/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15997: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 17/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15368: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 16/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15369: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 16/03/2018 Show Full Question >>

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