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Gordon MacDonald (Scottish politician)

Gordon MacDonald (born 2 January 1960) is a Scottish politician who is the Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Edinburgh Pentlands constituency, since 2011.

Gordon MacDonald

Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Edinburgh Pentlands
Assumed office
7 May 2011
Preceded byDavid McLetchie
Personal details
Born (1960-01-02) 2 January 1960 (age 59)
Glasgow, Scotland
Political partyScottish National Party
Alma materGlasgow College of Technology

Early lifeEdit

MacDonald was born in Glasgow and educated at Cumbernauld High School, the Central College of Commerce and the Glasgow College of Technology.[1] He worked as a management accountant for Lothian Buses from 1989 to 2011.[1]

Political careerEdit

MacDonald contested the seat of Edinburgh Pentlands in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, and defeated the Conservative incumbent David McLetchie by a margin of 1,758 votes.[2] He was re-elected to the seat in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.[3]


  1. ^ a b "MSPs: Current MSPs: Gordon MacDonald: Personal Information". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Vote 2011: Scottish elections: constituency: Edinburgh Pentlands". BBC News. 11 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Scotland Election 2016: Edinburgh Pentlands: Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.

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