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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 at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5915
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

70 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XJ

Phone: 01224 646333
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Lewis is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Lewis is a member of 13 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Architecture and the Built Environment

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gàidhlig

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

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 39 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 Europe and External Relations

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Culture

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

06 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Services

Scottish Labour

15 January 2015 - 02 September 2015

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

06 January 2015 - 24 August 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

29 October 2014 - 15 January 2015

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Deputy Convener

28 June 2013 - 16 December 2014

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

03 October 2013 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

03 September 2013 - 03 October 2013

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Member

19 December 2011 - 28 June 2013

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

20 May 2011 - 19 December 2011

Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Labour

17 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

Scottish Labour

02 October 2008 - 22 March 2011

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

17 September 2007 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Labour

17 September 2007 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

20 September 2007 - 22 March 2011

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 20 September 2007

Health and Sport Committee

Member

18 May 2007 - 17 September 2007

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

27 June 2005 - 17 May 2007

Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care

Scottish Government

04 October 2004 - 27 June 2005

Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development

Scottish Government

21 May 2003 - 04 October 2004

Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning

Scottish Government

28 November 2001 - 21 May 2003

Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning

Scottish Government

22 March 2001 - 28 November 2001

Deputy Minister for Transport and Planning

Scottish Government

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: 14 January 2021

Finance

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Lewis Macdonald): "The next portfolio questions are on finance. I remind members that they should enter R in the chat function if they wish to ask a supplementary question."

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Level 4 Restrictions (Business Support)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: "Question 4 has not been lodged."

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Public Finances (Shared Prosperity Fund)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: "That concludes questions on finance. I will hand over the chair to the Presiding Officer for the next set of portfolio questions."

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Employment Opportunities (BAME Women)

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Lewis Macdonald): "The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-23448, in the name of Linda Fabiani, on the young women lead report on how to increase employment opportunities for black and minority ethnic women…

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Drug Deaths

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Lewis Macdonald): "The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-23613, in the name of Monica Lennon, on Scotland’s drug deaths crisis. The debate will be concluded without any question being put…

Votes

How Lewis Macdonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Lewis Macdonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 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-34272

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to revise the allocation of medical trainees to better reflect the population levels and needs of each NHS region."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34271

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will adjust training allocations in (a) geriatrics, (b) neurology, (c) renal, (d) respiratory and (e) rheumatology medicine in the North of Scotland NHS region to ensure that these programmes meet the region’s 15% allocation of higher specialty training places."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34275

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the finding of the consultant census 2019-20 that 84% of consultant physicians in the North of Scotland NHS region do not receive compensation for covering rota gaps."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34303

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33545 by Clare Haughey on 7 December 2020, by what date it expects the data to be (a) finalised, (b) validated and (c) peer-reviewed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34274

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to address concerns that the North of Scotland NHS region reportedly receives lower numbers of trainee doctors than its allocation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34287

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has committed any specific resources to addressing the reported shortfall in the recruitment of consultant physicians in the North of Scotland NHS region."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34269

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what work it is doing to invest in the medical workforce in order to reduce medical agency spend in the North of Scotland NHS region."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34270

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will adjust internal medical training allocations to ensure that the North of Scotland NHS region receives its 15% allocation of higher specialty training places."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34276

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what work it is undertaking to ensure that there are enough suitable applicants to fill consultant physician vacancies in the North of Scotland NHS region."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34273

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to address concerns that 44% of consultant physicians in the North of Scotland NHS region are expected to reach retirement age in the next decade."

Awaiting answer

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