Mark McDonald MSP

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Mark McDonald MSP

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

Mark is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 20 November 2018 : 20 November 2018


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

This afternoon, I spoke to a constituent whose son has a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autistic spectrum disorder. The family visited ...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 November 2018 : 15 November 2018


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

The draft agreement appears to offer no guarantees on the future ability of the UK to be involved in European reference networks, which allow knowledge and expertise about rare diseases, and...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 November 2018 [Draft] : 01 November 2018


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I welcome and support the cabinet secretary’s efforts to get the Craibstone to Stonehaven section open as soon as possible. He will be aware that if that opens pr...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 October 2018 [Draft] : 24 October 2018


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

It was great to see the opening of the changing places toilet at Aberdeen airport in my constituency as part of the terminal’s redevelopment.



Meeting of the Parliament 05 June 2018 : 05 June 2018


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (SNP)

Like other members in the chamber, I have a number of extremely valuable voluntary organisations in my constituency. The challenge that faces me, as it faces many...



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...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-14749.3: Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight (David Stewart)
Meeting Date: 15/11/2018
Result - For: 24, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14749.4: Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 15/11/2018
Result - For: 23, Against: 79 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14717.3: Investing in Social Care for Scotland’s Future (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14717: Investing in Social Care for Scotland’s Future (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 91, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14720.3: ScotRail Break Clause (Paul Wheelhouse)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 60, Against: 60 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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ForDefeated
S5M-14720.2: ScotRail Break Clause (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14720: ScotRail Break Clause (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 34, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated

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Motion S5M-14769: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 14/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14736: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14700: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 09/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14438: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14435: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14249: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 08/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14204: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 03/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12876: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 19/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12779: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 13/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12581: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 05/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-02586: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02476: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 16/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19372: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 11/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19354: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 10/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19180: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 03/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19181: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 03/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19182: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 03/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17076: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 05/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17079: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 05/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16728: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Question >>

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