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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Lewis Macdonald

Scottish Labour

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Aberdeen Central (Constituency) 1999 - 2011

About Lewis Macdonald

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @lewismacdmsp

Facebook: Lewis's facebook

Committees

Lewis is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Lewis is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Lewis has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Conveners Group

Member

Deputy Presiding Officer

Scottish Parliament

Party Roles

Lewis does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Lewis has had 21 previous roles

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

19 December 2017 - 02 September 2019

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

09 January 2018 - 16 January 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Deputy Convener

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Labour

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

15 January 2015 - 02 September 2015

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

29 October 2014 - 15 January 2015

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Deputy Convener

03 October 2013 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

03 September 2013 - 03 October 2013

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Member

02 October 2008 - 22 March 2011

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

20 September 2007 - 22 March 2011

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 20 September 2007

Health and Sport Committee

Member

13 June 2000 - 21 March 2001

Holyrood Progress Group

Convener

10 February 2000 - 13 September 2000

Education Culture and Sport Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 12 September 2000

Audit Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 06 June 2000

Rural Affairs Committee

Member

Register of interests

Lewis'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 Lewis Macdonald. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 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 Dons Supporters Together.

I am a member of Unite the union.

I am a member of Grampian Regional Equality Council.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Lewis 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: 24 March 2021

City Centre and Beachfront Regeneration (Aberdeen)

2. Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what support it will provide for the regeneration of the city centre and beachfront in Aberdeen. (S5O-05155)"

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

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

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Lewis Macdonald): "The next item of business is a stage 3 debate on motion S5M-24270, in the name of Emma Harper, on the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill…

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Health Security (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

The Convener (Lewis Macdonald): "Good morning, and welcome to the 11th meeting of the Health and Sport Committee in 2021. We have received apologies from Donald Cameron. Emma Harper will join the meeting later…

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Retiring MSPs

The Convener: "As this is the last meeting of the Health and Sport Committee in this session of Parliament, I will now offer those members who are not seeking re-election an opportunity to say a few words reflecting on their time on the committee."

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Lewis Macdonald): "I remind members at the back of the chamber that their voices carry. 18:30"

Votes

How Lewis Macdonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Lewis 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 abstained

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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Lewis 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-36069

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the availability and capacity of (a) the ophthalmic surgeon workforce and (b) the facilities required to carry out cataract surgery."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36068

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the risk posed to patients' (a) physical and (b) mental health when a patient does not receive cataract surgery within 18 weeks of referral."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36070

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to utilise additional services to deal with any backlog of patients awaiting cataract surgery."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36183

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the upgrading of the East Coast Main Line between Aberdeen and Dundee."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36109

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34146 by Paul Wheelhouse on 19 January 2021, by what date it expects the remodelling work will be finalised."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36111

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34146 by Paul Wheelhouse on 19 January 2021, what the incremental cost would be of flipping the premises that are due to be connected via Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36110

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34146 by Paul Wheelhouse on 19 January 2021, whether it has asked OpenReach to re-evaluate flipping the premises that are due to be connected via Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36108

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to replace Huawei equipment from the Scottish 5G network in line with the UK Government mandate that was published in July 2020."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36112

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34146 by Paul Wheelhouse on 19 January 2021, what plans it has to improve support for Community Fibre Partnerships in areas that have been excluded from the R100 programme or might have to wait a number of years to benefit from programme."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35783

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to its announcement on 17 November 2020 regarding the allocation of £30 million to local authorities for the establishment of a Discretionary Fund, when it will publish a breakdown by local authority of the (a) number of grant applications (i) made, (ii) approved and (iii) declined and (b) value of…

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 19 March 2021

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