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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

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

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 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.

Chamber meeting date: 29 June 2022

Decision Time

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app says, “Connection lost”, so I do not know whether my vote was recorded."

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 22 June 2022

Broadband Connectivity

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I will ask you about project gigabit. The UK Government’s £5 billion was set aside for the hardest-to-reach 20 per cent of the population…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 25 May 2022

Town Centres and Retail

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "I have two quick questions, and I will put them to Derek Shaw first. There are 11,000 hectares of vacant and derelict land in Scotland and more than 79,000 empty properties…

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Union Canal: 200th Anniversary

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "I thank Fiona Hyslop for introducing the debate. The Edinburgh and Glasgow Union canal, to give it its full name, runs through my constituency of Edinburgh Pentlands—from Slateford to Kingsknowe, and Wester Hailes to Ratho in the west…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Invasive Species

1. Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what measures are available to stakeholders seeking to manage invasive species and mitigate their impact. (S6O-01094)"

Votes

How Gordon MacDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gordon MacDonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 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-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

Question ref. S6W-08976

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has acted on the recommendations of the Information Commissioner’s Office, following the reprimand issued on 25 February 2022."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 31 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08484

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what legislative consent memorandums it anticipates lodging in the Parliament in connection with the legislative programme of the UK Government announced in the Queen’s Speech on 10 May 2022."

Answered by: George Adam on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08114

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what its plans are for future voluntary use of domestic COVID-19 certification in light of the change in guidance on asymptomatic testing and ending of the universal testing offer."

Answered by: John Swinney on 19 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07833

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

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

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 31 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07327

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will be able to announce the chair of the independent review into audiology, following its announcement on 21 January 2022 that a review group will be formed, and when this group will be established."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 11 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06972

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2022

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

Answered by: John Swinney on 24 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06134

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2022

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

Answered by: John Swinney on 27 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05839

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take at a national level, following the publication of the British Academy of Audiology report on NHS Lothian's Paediatric Audiology Services."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 21 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05852

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2022

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

Answered by: John Swinney on 20 January 2022

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