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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Gordon MacDonald

Scottish National Party

MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About Gordon MacDonald

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5741
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

9 Kingsknowe Park
Edinburgh
EH14 2JQ

Phone: 0131 443 0595
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Gordon is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Gordon is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Gordon does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Gordon has 1 party role

Chief Whip

Scottish National Party

Previous roles

Gordon has had 14 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

03 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

24 May 2018 - 03 September 2019

Education and Skills Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

19 May 2016 - 09 November 2017

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

07 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

03 April 2014 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 27 November 2014

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 03 April 2014

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

12 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Gordon's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Gordon MacDonald. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am the Chair of the CPG on Independent Convenience Stores.

I am a Trustee of Currie Youth Club trading as Currie Community Centre.

I am a member of Historic Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Gordon MacDonald has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 6 October 2021

Transition to Net Zero (Financial Support)

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "I would like to hear from the other panellists what steps they have taken to reduce their carbon footprints. I will go first to Jo Chidley from Beauty Kitchen."

Chamber meeting date: 5 October 2021

Big Noise Programme (Wester Hailes)

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "It is with great pleasure that I welcome the announcement that Sistema Scotland’s big noise project will open next spring in the Wester Hailes area of my constituency…

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2021

Universal Credit (Discussions with United Kingdom Government)

5. Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the £20 reduction to universal credit. (S6O-00213)"

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 29 September 2021

Economic Recovery

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "Good morning, panel. I want to ask about tourism. We are aware that tourism is important for the Scottish economy and that it has been hit hard by the lack of international visitors…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 22 September 2021

Economic Recovery

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "My questions are for Charles Hammond from Forth Ports. I want to ask you about an article on the Forth Ports website dated June 2020, when you called on the UK Government to have a national resilience strategy…

Votes

How Gordon MacDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gordon MacDonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Gordon MacDonald has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-03793

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to the ability of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to adjust to the decision to end Scottish Government overseas trade support and promotion activities solely focused on fossil fuel goods and services."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 15 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03784

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made during year three of Fair Start Scotland, and what impact COVID-19 has had on performance and service delivery."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 14 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03519

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans for No One Left Behind, and its ambitions to reform employability services in Scotland."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 5 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03467

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of the legislation that it will introduce to implement COVID-19 vaccine certification."

Answered by: John Swinney on 30 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02717

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: John Swinney on 2 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02105

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: John Swinney on 5 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01873

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to launch the Young Person’s Free Bus Travel Scheme for residents of Scotland aged five to 18, provided for by the National Bus Travel Concession Scheme for Young Persons (Scotland) Order 2021."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 27 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01548

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the coronavirus legislation in place."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 15 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01288

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 7 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01310

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 7 July 2021

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