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 21 February 2019 [Draft] : 21 February 2019


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

Much as I accept the mathematical irrelevance of my position, I state at the outset that I will be backing the budget at 5 o’clock this evening. I will, however, ...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2019 : 05 February 2019


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I congratulate Emma Harper on securing this important debate. She listed the ways in which we can protect ourselves against cancer, for example by not smoking, by...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 January 2019 [Draft] : 30 January 2019


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I declare that I am a parent of a child with additional support needs. My son has been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder.



Meeting of the Parliament 23 January 2019 [Draft] : 23 January 2019


Mark McDonald

The cabinet secretary will be aware that I wrote to him, the Lord Advocate and the Solicitor General about a case in my constituency in which a young victim could...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 January 2019 [Draft] : 23 January 2019


8. Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

To ask the Scottish Government what steps are in place to prevent disclosure of an accused’s identity from compromising the safety of innocent parties. (S5O-02806)



Meeting of the Parliament 17 January 2019 [Draft] : 17 January 2019


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

Stoneywood mill in my constituency has been producing paper for 250 years and employs nearly 500 people. This week the business ...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 : 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 : 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 : 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...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15907: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2019
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15879: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2019
Result - For: 61, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15723: Establishment of a Committee (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 06/02/2019
Result - For: 92, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15625.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 30, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15625: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 67, Against: 58 Abstain: 1
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AbstainCarried
S5M-15607.1: Presumption to Mainstream (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-15615.2: Tackling Antisocial Behaviour (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15609.2: A Connected Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Strategy for Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 29/01/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-15507.2: Supporting Entrepreneurship (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15514: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 0 Abstain: 27
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-15859: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 14/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15832: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 12/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15675: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 31/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15564: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 23/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S5W-21748: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21747: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02806: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 14/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
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-19181: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 03/10/2018 Show Full Question >>

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