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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.

Committees

Gordon is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Gordon is not a member of any 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.

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

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

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

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

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.

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "made a solemn affirmation."

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Lothian Buses (Suspension of Services)

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "As a former employee of Lothian Buses, I utterly condemn the totally unacceptable antisocial and violent behaviour that has endangered drivers and passengers…

Local Government and Communities Committee meeting date: 17 March 2021

Pre-1989 Scottish Secure Tenants (Rights) (PE1743)

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "I agree with that. I think that there will be a new housing bill; the issue should be looked at as part of that."

Local Government and Communities Committee meeting date: 10 March 2021

No Recourse to Public Funds

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "It is only right that I declare an interest in the matter, as I have a relative who has leave to remain in the UK but has the status of no recourse to public funds despite having been in continuous employment since they arrived, paying income tax and so on. I thought that I should put that on the record. I am keen to understand how councils and…

Votes

How Gordon MacDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gordon MacDonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.4

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 93 for, 2 against, 26 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00294.3

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 53 for, 60 against, 7 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.1

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00278.2

Addressing the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Result 113 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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-00595

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2021

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

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 11 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00552

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether COVID-19 funding for bus operators will be extended beyond 27 June 2021."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 9 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00452

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

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

Answered by: John Swinney on 3 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00296

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 May 2021

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

Answered by: John Swinney on 27 May 2021

Question ref. S6W-00162

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 May 2021

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

Answered by: John Swinney on 21 May 2021

Question ref. S5W-36185

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by (a) how many and (b) what percentage the number of (i) NHS staff, (ii) qualified nurses and midwives, (iii) consultants, (iv) CAMHS staff and (v) adult mental health staff has changed since September 2006."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36188

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what it estimates the total savings for patients in Scotland, compared with those in England, will be in 2021-22 as a result of free prescriptions, which are not age-exempt from charging in England, for medications to treat (a) asthma, (b) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and (c) cardiovascular disease."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36186

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much bursary is available to nursing and midwifery students for the 2021-22 academic year in Scotland, and what information it has on how this compares with (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36184

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, excluding COVID-19 funding, what the fiscal resource budget of the health portfolio (a) is for 2021-22 and (b) would be had it increased by inflation only in each year since 2016-17."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36187

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many GPs there are per head of population in Scotland, and what information it has on how this compares with (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

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