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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

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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 does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Gordon has had 11 previous roles

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

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 25 May 2016.

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 Dads Rock.

I am a trustee of Currie youth Club.

I am a member of the Scottish National Party.

I am a member of the National Trust for 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.

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…

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 9 March 2021

Public Procurement Inquiry

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "I will continue Willie Coffey’s early discussion on SME access to large frameworks…

Votes

How Gordon MacDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gordon MacDonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 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. 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

Question ref. S5W-35599

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) council and (b) housing association homes have been delivered in each local authority area in each year since 2007."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35598

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many homes for (a) social rent, (b) affordable rent and (c) affordable ownership have been delivered in each local authority area in each year since 2007."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35600

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many affordable homes have been built in each year since 2016-17, and what information it has regarding how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35918

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the opening of the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35601

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average spend per person has been on enterprise and economic development in each year since 2016-17, and what information it has regarding how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 8 March 2021

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