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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 at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5741
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

9 Kingsknowe Park
Edinburgh
EH14 2JQ

Phone: 0131 443 0595
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Basic Income

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Deputy Convener

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

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Gordon does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Gordon does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Gordon has had 14 previous roles

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

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

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

Education and Culture Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

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

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

01 October 2012 - 22 April 2014

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Minister for Youth Employment

Scottish Government

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 25 May 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 the National Trust for Scotland.

I am a member of Historic Scotland.

I am a trustee of Dads Rock.

I am a trustee of Currie youth Club.

I am a member of the Scottish National Party.

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.

Local Government and Communities Committee meeting date: 20 January 2021

Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "I want to ask about the proposed reduction in the time for processing a licence to 21 days. Could Alex Colquhoun tell us what impact that would have for showpeople?"

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 19 January 2021

Climate Change Plan

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "I will continue the questions on security of supply. The updated climate change plan has been described as ambitious and welcome. I think that Morag Watson said that it was a credible suite of actions…

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Flood Prevention Measures (Lothian)

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "A number of areas in my Edinburgh Pentlands constituency—in particular, parts of Longstone, Kingsknowe, Currie and Balerno—are prone to flooding…

Local Government and Communities Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (Parts 3 and 5) (Post-Legislative Scrutiny)

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "I will carry on the conversation about asset transfers. The committee heard evidence that some assets and ownership or control of certain arm’s-length bodies are not available for asset transfer…

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 21 December 2020

Scottish Offshore Wind Sector Inquiry

Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP): "It has been widely recognised that Scotland is the windiest country in Europe. You highlighted the fact that, I think, 35 per cent of the global resource is in the UK. Based on that calculation, Scotland must be the windiest country in the world…

Votes

How Gordon MacDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gordon MacDonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23958

Prioritising COVID-19 Vaccination and Economic Recovery

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23958.3

Prioritising COVID-19 Vaccination and Economic Recovery

Submitted by: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Jeane Freeman, Jenny Gilruth, Mairi Gougeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23803

Post-mortem Examinations (Defence Time Limit) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gil Paterson, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Result 26 for, 90 against, 1 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23917

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Result 26 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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. S5W-33912

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has allocated to each local authority to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33084

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with year two delivery of Fair Start Scotland."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 9 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-31899

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions have had on Fair Start Scotland."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 18 September 2020

Question ref. S5O-04574

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it supports the provision of regular bus services in semi-rural areas such as Ratho in the Edinburgh Pentlands constituency."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31026

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Republic of Ireland’s launch of its COVID-19 Tracker App, and the launch of Northern Ireland’s StopCOVID NI app, whether Scotland plans to develop its own contact tracing app."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 31 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-28748

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 April 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on progressing the OECD Review of Curriculum for Excellence, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak."

Answered by: John Swinney on 28 April 2020

Question ref. S5W-28128

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the development of the first annual progress report on its A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: Employment Action Plan."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 30 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-28080

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what advice it has issued to NHS boards regarding the management of cancer treatments throughout the COVID-19 outbreak."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 26 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-04270

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps prisons are taking to reduce the risk of the coronavirus, COVID-19, spreading among prisoners and staff."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04235

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what steps it is taking to ensure that Parliament computers that are no longer suitable for corporate use are disposed of in a way that has a positive impact on wider society."

Answered by: David Stewart on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body on 5 March 2020

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