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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

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 23 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

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

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

15 January 2015 - 02 September 2015

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

06 January 2015 - 24 August 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

03 October 2013 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

02 October 2008 - 22 March 2011

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

20 September 2007 - 22 March 2011

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

17 September 2007 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

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

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 Unite the union.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

I am a member of Dons Supporters Together.

I am a member of Grampian Regional Equality Council.

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: 4 March 2021

Budget (Outdoor Education)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: "That question is grouped with question 7, from David Torrance."

Chamber meeting date: 4 March 2021

Budget (NHS Lothian Eye Care Services)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: "That is a point of information, rather than a point of order. If the cabinet secretary wishes to respond to it, she may."

Chamber meeting date: 4 March 2021

Local Authorities (Funding)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: "That concludes questions on the finance portfolio."

Chamber meeting date: 4 March 2021

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Lewis Macdonald): "I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the Holyrood campus…

Chamber meeting date: 4 March 2021

Legal Advice

The Deputy Presiding Officer: "That concludes questions to the SPCB on this occasion. 14:36 Meeting suspended. 14:38 On resuming—"

Votes

How Lewis Macdonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Lewis Macdonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24038

Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill

Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24057

Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Supported by: Andy Wightman
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 62 for, 0 against, 56 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24275

Campaign Recess

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 95 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, March 1, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 34 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263.2

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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-35708

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consult with communities over the use of funds that were paid to Crown Estate Scotland by developers of offshore wind farms through the ScotWind Leasing process."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35700

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its estimate is of the energy generating potential at each of the fifteen plan options that are outlined in the Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35706

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the Supply Chain Development Statements that were provided by successful applicants to the ScotWind Leasing process, and whether the extension to the deadline for ScotWind applications that was announced 11 February 2021 will have an impact on the (a) content or (b) requirement for Supply Chain…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35705

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with operators of oil and gas production facilities in the North Sea, ahead of potential applications through the ScotWind Leasing process."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35704

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on an appropriate rate of return for shareholders in companies that are applying to lease offshore wind farm sites through the ScotWind process."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35703

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-30619 by Paul Wheelhouse on 8 October 2020, when it expects the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council to publish its independent review of the current status of the offshore wind supply chain."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35709

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding opportunities for (a) businesses and (b) offshore workers in light of Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) International's recent announcement of a decommissioning plan until 2025 at its (i) Banff, (ii) Kyle and (iii) other North Sea production assets."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35701

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many option agreement applications Crown Estate Scotland has received since the first cycle of the ScotWind Leasing process was launched on 10 June 2020."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35702

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that the ScotWind Leasing process does not allow offshore wind farm developers to drive risk and cost reduction down the supply chain."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35699

Asked by: Macdonald, Lewis, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to ensure that the delayed ScotWind Leasing process does not undermine the long-term employment prospects of workers in the offshore wind supply chain."

Awaiting answer

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