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 07 May 2019 [Draft] : 07 May 2019


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

So far in the debate, a number of members have mentioned the idea of this legislation being overdue. It is perhaps worth pausing to reflect on the minister’s comment about the length of time...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 May 2019 [Draft] : 07 May 2019


Mark McDonald

Ruth Maguire made a point that is worth bearing in mind when she spoke about small numbers. The number of children who will be captured by the bill and who will r...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 May 2019 [Draft] : 07 May 2019


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I am grateful to Alex Cole-Hamilton for the conversations that he had with me in advance of lodging his amendments in this group. I join him in paying tribute to ...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 April 2019 [Draft] : 24 April 2019


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I welcome the First Minister’s proposal for a citizens assembly. I believe that it is a concept that could have a wider applicability in the future. What steps wi...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 : 28 March 2019


Mark McDonald

It is clear that the member has read the rest of my speech, which is good, because I have not. I agree entirely with his point, which I will come back to.<...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 : 28 March 2019


Mark McDonald

I will take a short intervention if I can have time back for it.



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 : 28 March 2019


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

Like George Adam, I am a member whose life is affected substantially by disability, albeit not my own, as I am a parent of a disabled child.



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 : 28 March 2019


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I have previously raised the issue of Stoneywood mill in my constituency entering administration. Since then, a phenomenal collective effort involving the workforce, management, the trade un...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 : 28 March 2019


Mark McDonald

The prevalence of children with life-limiting conditions in Scotland is increasing, and such children are surviving longer, meaning that many schools are now enco...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 : 28 March 2019


1. Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that children with complex needs and medical conditions are appropriately supported in their education. (S5O-03076)

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17304.1: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 82 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-17304.2: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 14, Against: 97 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-17304.3: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 20, Against: 35 Abstain: 56
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-17304: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 76, Against: 29 Abstain: 6
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-17281.4: Treatment Time Guarantee (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-17281.1: Treatment Time Guarantee (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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ForDefeated
S5M-17281.2: Treatment Time Guarantee (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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ForDefeated
S5M-17281: Treatment Time Guarantee (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-17280.2: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 52 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-17265.2: Adopting the Place Principle (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 14/05/2019
Result - For: 74, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-17193: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17179: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 03/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17080: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 26/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17061: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 25/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17060: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 25/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17047: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 24/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16989: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 18/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16900: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 10/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16767: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 03/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16687: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 29/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5W-22850: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 26/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22849: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 26/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03169: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 23/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22565: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22564: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03076: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 19/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22172: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22173: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22171: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02973: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 04/03/2019 Show Full Question >>

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