Mark McDonald MSP Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Parliamentary Liaison Officer to John Swinney as Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy


Mark McDonald

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Parliamentary Liaison Officer to: John Swinney as Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth 2011-12, Alex Salmond as First Minister 2012-13, 2013-14, John Swinney as Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy 2015-.
  • Scottish Parliamentary Committee

    Finance; Devolution (Further Powers).
  • Electoral history

    MSP for North East Scotland region 2011 to 14 May 2013, and for Aberdeen Donside constituency since 20 June 2013 by-election.
  • Political interests

    Environmental issues, youth issues.
  • All party groups (office-holding)

    Convener: Dementia Group 2012-13, Carers Group 2013, Video Games Technology Group 2013, Mental Health Group 2013-; Deputy Convener, Sport Group 2014-.

Election record for Aberdeen Donside, 06 Aug 2014

Party Percentage of votes
Scottish National Party 41.95%
Labour 33.29%
Liberal Democrat 8.29%
Name Party Votes % of votes
McDonald, Mark Scottish National Party 9,814 41.95
Young, Willie Labour 7,789 33.29
Jardine, Christine Liberal Democrat 1,940 8.29
Thomson, Ross Conservative 1,791 7.66
Inglis, Otto UK Independence Party 1,128 4.82
Reekie, Rhonda Green 410 1.75
MacDonald, David National Front 249 1.06
Morrow, Tom SCP 222 0.95
Trolland, James SDA 35 0.15
Majority 2,025 votes
Electorate 60,242
Turnout (23,396) 38.84%

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