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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 not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Gordon is a member of 6 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 Construction

Deputy Convener

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

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Member

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

Trustee

Party Roles

Gordon does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Gordon has had 22 previous roles

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

16 November 2023 - 05 March 2024

Substitute Member

29 June 2023 - 16 November 2023

Substitute Member

27 April 2023 - 29 June 2023

Deputy Convener

18 April 2023 - 26 April 2023

Member

20 May 2021 - 18 April 2023

Chief Whip

Scottish National Party

03 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Substitute Member

03 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Member

24 May 2018 - 03 September 2019

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Member

19 May 2016 - 09 November 2017

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

07 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

Substitute Member

09 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training

Scottish Government

03 April 2014 - 23 March 2016

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Member

22 April 2014 - 09 January 2015

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth & Women's Employment

Scottish Government

01 June 2011 - 27 November 2014

Member

01 October 2012 - 22 April 2014

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Minister for Youth Employment

Scottish Government

23 June 2011 - 03 April 2014

Substitute Member

12 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

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.

From 24 to 25 August 2023 I visited Islay as an office-bearer of the Cross-Party Group on Scotch Whisky. The costs of the visit, including travel, accommodation and hospitality amounted to £495 and were met by the Scotch Whisky Association (of Quartermile Two, 2 Lister Square, Edinburgh EH3 9GL). [Registered 12 September 2023]

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: 20 June 2024

Economic Growth

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "The latest purchasing managers index report from the Royal Bank of Scotland has shown that Scotland was a stand-out performer among the United Kingdom nations and regions last month, with private sector economic growth accelerating to the fastest pace in two years. What assessment has the First Minister and the Scottish Government made of the…

Chamber meeting date: 20 June 2024

RAAC (Social Housing)

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "Given that the Scottish budget is already stretched to the limit by Westminster capital spending cuts, will the minister call on the incoming United Kingdom Government to prioritise a dedicated RAAC fund as a matter of urgency, with appropriate consequentials for Scotland?"

Chamber meeting date: 19 June 2024

Health and Social Care Services (Impact of Inflation)

4. Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of inflation on health and social care services in Scotland. (S6O-03600)"

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 18 June 2024

Housing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "Yes, I have a couple of questions. Good morning, panel. I will come to you first, Cedric, because my questions are about a similar area. You were talking about having to accept reasonable rent increases…

Chamber meeting date: 12 June 2024

Non-domestic Rates Relief (Ayrshire)

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "Thanks to the Scottish Government’s budget decisions, businesses across Scotland continue to benefit from the most generous small business bonus scheme in the UK…

Votes

How Gordon MacDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gordon MacDonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13664

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 17, 2024

Supported by: Paul McLennan, Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Result 108 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 21 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13679.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 33 Amendment 34

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 26 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 16 did not 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-03631

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland’s Strategic review of the Scottish Police Authority, which was published earlier this month and sets out the progress made by the Scottish Police Authority in providing oversight and scrutiny of policing in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03600

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of inflation on health and social care services in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 19 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03554

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to support entrepreneurs and start-up businesses."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 June 2024

Question ref. S6F-03158

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 May 2024

"To ask the First Minister what the potential implications are for Scotland's economy of the UK Government's immigration policy changes for graduates."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26975

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress of the UK Government’s Project Gigabit programme in Scotland."

Answered by Richard Lochhead on 24 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03268

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any impact that stagnation has had on Scotland's public finances, in light of the final report of the Resolution Foundation's The Economy 2030 Inquiry, which found that the UK is a decade and a half into a period of stagnation."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03047

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has made to the UK Government regarding any medicine shortages in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-02939

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how its Budget for 2024-25 will support Police Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 10 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-22874

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide further details of the timeline of requests made of it by the UK COVID-19 Inquiry in relation to informal communications."

Answered by Shona Robison on 8 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02613

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its timeframe is for the implementation of the Strategic Framework for Scotland’s Early Learning and School Age Childcare Profession."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 October 2023

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