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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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 ...



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


Mark McDonald

But you will understand that, when those comments were reported, it led to—



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


Mark McDonald

That leads nicely on to my next question, which is directed at Mr Tarr. In announcing Balfour Beatty’s half-yearly results to the end of June, the group chief exe...



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


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I just want to get my head round the timelines. When was the contract variation that has now been agreed to enable the section to be opened first discussed? Was i...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I congratulate Alison Johnstone on securing the debate. I signed her motion and fully support the campaign.



Meeting of the Parliament 04 December 2018 : 04 December 2018


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I thank Daniel Johnson for securing this important debate. As he did, I commend the work of the National Autistic Society Scotland, Scottish Autism and Children i...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 November 2018 : 20 November 2018


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

This afternoon, I spoke to a constituent whose son has a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autistic spectrum disorder. The family visited ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15096.4: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 83 Abstain: 1
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-15096.1: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 84, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15096.3: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 31 Abstain: 17
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15096: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 26 Abstain: 17
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15032: Protecting Our Interests: Scotland's Response to the UK Government and EU's Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 05/12/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15017: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - UK Legislation (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2018
Result - For: 100, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-14962.2: Ending Homelessness Together (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 29/11/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-14914.2: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 85, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-14914: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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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 >>
Motion S5M-14435: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14249: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 08/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14204: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 03/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12876: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 19/06/2018 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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