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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 local office

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 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Gordon has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Appointed Member

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.

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

03 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

24 May 2018 - 03 September 2019

Education and Skills Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute 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 a member of Historic Scotland.

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

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

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: 25 January 2023

Disability Employment Gap

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "If we are to improve the situation for disabled people, we need to understand what has worked and build on that…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2023

National Robotarium

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "I thank all the members who supported the motion in order that it could be debated tonight…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 18 January 2023

Budget 2023-24

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I want to ask about the pressures on businesses. You mentioned that inflation is at 10.5 per cent, and there are the high energy costs and labour costs that flow from that…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 18 January 2023

National Strategy for Economic Transformation

Gordon MacDonald: "I want to ask about support for business start-ups, and particularly the new network of Techscaler hubs that has been set up via CodeBase…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2023

Scottish Government (Meetings)

2. Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with the Chancellor of the Exchequer. (S6O-01765)"

Votes

How Gordon MacDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gordon MacDonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Gordon MacDonald has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6O-01891

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to support that it can provide for households in Scotland, what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding energy affordability."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01765

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with the Chancellor of the Exchequer."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01662

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2022

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-12524

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Supreme Court judgement on the reference by the Lord Advocate to the Supreme Court on whether the Scottish Parliament has the power to legislate for an independence referendum."

Answered by Angus Robertson on 23 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01579

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of recently reported warnings by the Bank of England that the UK is about to enter the longest recession since the 1930s, what assessment it has made of the impact that this could have on its Covid Recovery Strategy."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01462

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to tackle skills shortages."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11314

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to increase transparency regarding the Crown consent process and how bills apply to the Crown."

Answered by George Adam on 3 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-10567

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when details will be made available regarding year six of the Flexible Workforce Development Fund, and when it will commence."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 24 August 2022

Question ref. S6O-01303

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recently reported views of Professor Catherine Barnard regarding the impact on Scotland’s food and drink exports of a potential trade war between the UK and the EU."

Taken in the Chamber on 29 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08994

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its rail decarbonisation programme and the rolling programme of rail electrification schemes."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 1 June 2022

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