Mark McDonald MSP

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Mark McDonald MSP

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  • Member for: Aberdeen Donside
  • Region: North East Scotland
  • Party: Independent

Mark is a member of the following Committees:

Mark is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Mark McDonald

I mentioned two communities in my constituency: Northfield and Bridge of Don. One has a child poverty rate of 33 per cent; one has a child poverty rate of less th...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

In my constituency, Northfield has a child poverty rate of 33 per cent while Bridge of Don has a child poverty rate of less than 5 per cent. When the city is look...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2018 : 18 December 2018


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

This morning, passengers arrived at Dyce station in my constituency to be notified that the 7.26 to Aberdeen had been cancelled, the 7.59 to Aberdeen was delayed ...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 December 2018 [Draft] : 12 December 2018


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

Yesterday, I spent some time volunteering with the giving tree appeal that is being run by Instant Neighbour Aberdeen, which is a charity in my constituency. Thou...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 December 2018 [Draft] : 12 December 2018


Mark McDonald

In 2017, the number of mouth cancer deaths in NHS Grampian rose from 21 to 28. Late presentation is often a factor. My father ignored an ulcer in his mouth as som...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 December 2018 [Draft] : 12 December 2018


4. Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve adult oral health. (S5O-02672)



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Mark McDonald

The run-up to Christmas is a busy time. I note that the Craibstone junction feeds traffic to Aberdeen airport. On top of the increased flow to the airport around ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Mark McDonald

I asked the cabinet secretary, following his statement, what will happen if the section to Craibstone opens before the Don crossing is finished. If traffic wants ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Mark McDonald

I was asking whether you feel that you could have done more to share information in advance of today’s meeting about the issues that you have been facing.<...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Mark McDonald

Yes, expectation. Do you regret that your expectation management has not been better—for example, through highlighting the issues that the project faced? I think ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15380.3: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 85, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15380.1: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 107 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15380: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 28
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ForCarried
S5M-15279.3: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-15279.2: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 51, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-15279.1: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-15279: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 6
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15261.1: Recognising the Life Sciences Sector in Scotland (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 09/01/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15243.2: Ultra-low Emission Vehicles (Liam McArthur)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2019
Result - For: 50, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-15184.2: Contribution of EU Citizens to Scotland (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 19/12/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-15309: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 09/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15308: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 09/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15154: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 13/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15155: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 13/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14895: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 23/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14893: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 23/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14769: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 14/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14736: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14700: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 09/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14438: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5O-02672: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20077: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 21/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02586: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02476: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 16/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19372: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 11/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19354: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 10/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19180: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 03/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19181: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 03/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19182: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 03/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17079: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 05/06/2018 Show Full Question >>

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