Lewis Macdonald

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Dr
Lewis Macdonald
MA, PhD, MSP
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Member of the Scottish Parliament
for North East Scotland
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2011
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Aberdeen Central
In office
6 May 1999 – 6 May 2011
Preceded by Constituency Created
Succeeded by Kevin Stewart
Majority 382 (1.8%)
Personal details
Born (1957-01-01) 1 January 1957 (age 57)
Stornoway, Outer Hebrides
Political party Scottish Labour Party
Spouse(s) Sandra Macdonald
Alma mater University of Aberdeen

Roderick Lewis Macdonald MA, PhD, MSP (born 1 January 1957) is a Scottish Labour politician and regional list Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland since 2011.[1] He was MSP for the Aberdeen Central constituency from 1999 until 2011.[2][3][4]

Background[edit]

Born in Stornoway, Macdonald moved with his family to Aberdeenshire as a child, and attended Inverurie Academy and later the University of Aberdeen. Macdonald received an MA in history and a PhD in African studies and later lectured at the university. He is a member of the trade union AMICUS. Dr Macdonald is married to Sandra who is an employee at Conoco Phillips. Macdonald also has two children, one of whom recently graduated from university while the other attends secondary school.

Career[edit]

Prior to his election as MSP he worked as a parliamentary researcher for the MPs Frank Doran and Tom Clarke. Macdonald was a deputy minister in the Scottish Executive between March 2001 and May 2007, holding various portfolios. He is also a trustee for the Aberdeen Football Club Supporters' Trust. He was the Labour shadow spokesman for energy, enterprise and tourism before being appointed Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice in December 2011. In the Shadow Cabinet reshuffle of June 2013 he was appointed Labour Chief Whip at the Scottish Parliament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Current MSPs: Lewis Macdonald MSP". The Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 1 (1999-2003): Lewis Macdonald MSP". The Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 2 (2003-2007): Lewis Macdonald MSP". The Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 3 (2007-2011): Lewis Macdonald MSP". The Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 

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Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Constituency Created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Aberdeen Central
1999–2011
Succeeded by
Kevin Stewart
Preceded by
Rhona Brankin
Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Shona Robison
as Minister for Public Health
Preceded by
Allan Wilson
Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development
2004–2005
Succeeded by
Rhona Brankin
Preceded by
Office Created
Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning
2003–2004
Succeeded by
Allan Wilson
Preceded by
Office Created
Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Alasdair Morrison
Preceded by
Office Created
Deputy Minister for Transport and Planning
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Office Abolished